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Should I remove WeatherBug?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,963
United States Rank #1,252
Reach 0.1995%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.30 days
1100.28 days >
Average installed length: 578.11 days


VersionDistribution 27.45% 37.47% 35.08%


What is WeatherBug?  (from Earth Networks)

WeatherBug is a leading source of weather information and a top destination for consumers worldwide. Powered by the science of Earth Networks and a national network of proprietary weather stations and cameras located at schools, major sports stadiums, broadcast stations and public safety facilities across the United S...  Read more


WeatherBug is a program developed by Earth Networks. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is weather.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.69 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 4.41 MB (4,625,517 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 99% of users of WeatherBug come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Canada.
WeatherBug has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AWS\\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{297DCADA-86A1-4A42-8A13-66B7D7A09FD2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WeatherBug

Program executable:weather.exe
Name:WeatherBug Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\aws\weatherbug\weather.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
WeatherBug provides live weather data and maintains a mesoscale network of weather stations and runs in teh notification tray and background of Windows. At present, the desktop application of WeatherBug is designated for U.S. ZIP codes...
Additional files:
  • Wxpref.dll - WeatherBug Desktop Preference (WeatherBug Preference dlg)
  • WeatherBugGadgetSidebarInstaller.exe - WeatherBugGadgetSidebarInstaller
  • wxinstw.dll - WeatherBug (WeatherBug Install Wizard)
  • WxMisc.dll
  • lfbmp10N.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® DLL for Win32
  • Lfcmp10n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lfimg10N.dll
  • LTDIS10N.dll
  • ltfil10N.DLL
  • ltkrn10N.dll
  • wxdist.dll - WeatherBug DLL Proxy
  • wxlocm.dll - WeatherBug LocationManager (WeatherBug Location Manager)
  • wxproa.dll - WeatherBug Plus (WeatherBug Plus Activation)
  • wxreg.dll - WeatherBug Registration
  • wxutil.dll - WeatherBug Util
  • wxweb.dll - WeatherBug Web Dialog

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Weather.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C7B8268E-FCB2-4097-ADEC-B2CCFCF67816}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Weather' and executes as C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Weather' which loads as C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • Weather.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe'.
Network connections
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-109-253.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-18-28.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-54-236-182-155.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-46-68.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-53-6.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-62-180.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-13-159.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-18-28.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-99-184.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-54-236-182-155.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0161516738%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00887409%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00727758%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,662,221
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:642 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:688 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WeatherBug?

You can uninstall WeatherBug from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WeatherBug, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WeatherBug.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.87%
Windows 10 17.26%
Windows Vista 9.99%
Windows XP 5.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.03%
Windows 8.1 6.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.70%
Windows 8 5.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.22%
  Iran 0.12%
  Canada 0.12%
  United Kingdom 0.11%
  Russia 0.05%
  Italy 0.05%
  Brazil 0.03%
  Mexico 0.03%
  Germany 0.03%
  Egypt 0.03%
  MK 0.02%
  Chile 0.02%
  Taiwan 0.02%
  BY 0.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.12%
Dell 30.59%
Acer 11.00%
Toshiba 7.89%
ASUS 3.64%
Lenovo 1.34%
Intel 1.20%
Samsung 0.81%
Gateway 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.65%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.73%


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