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Should I remove WeatherBug?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
40% remove it60% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,993
United States Rank #1,265
Reach 0.1963%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.56 days
311.41 days >
Average installed length: 163.62 days


VersionDistribution 85.60% 5.09% 6.69% 0.34% 0.03% 0.28% 0.21% 0.03% 1.73%


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, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is WeatherBug.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 2.01 MB (2,105,698 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 98% of users of WeatherBug come from the United States, it is also popular in Romania and Czech Republic.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.weatherbug.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Earth Networks
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{D20EC2FE-F8FA-400A-9FC4-C912462D1666}\WeatherBugSetup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 2.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WeatherBug

Program executable:WeatherBug.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Earth Networks\WeatherBug\WeatherBug.exe
Additional files:
  • CustomActions.exe - CustomActions
  • WeatherBug.exe - WeatherBug
  • WeatherBugLib.dll - WeatherBugLib
  • WebResources.dll - WebResources
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 3.5)
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v2.0.0.2000 (NLog for .NET Framework 3.5)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WeatherBug.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{01A19314-EE24-407F-956F-0801D68CFE9B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WeatherBug.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WeatherBug' and executes as C:\Program Files\Earth Networks\WeatherBug\WeatherBug.exe /fromrunkey.

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) 53%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 40%
Keep it 60%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.86%
Windows 10 39.40%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Windows XP 1.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.50%
Windows 10 Home 17.91%
Windows 8.1 13.07%
Windows 7 Professional 9.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.94%
  Romania 0.33%
  Czech Republic 0.26%
  United Kingdom 0.20%
  Canada 0.14%
  Australia 0.08%
  Iran 0.08%
  Egypt 0.06%
  Slovenia 0.06%
  Mexico 0.06%
  Germany 0.06%
  Japan 0.06%
  India 0.05%
  Italy 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.80%
Dell 30.36%
Acer 10.07%
Toshiba 8.71%
ASUS 4.78%
Lenovo 3.42%
Intel 0.70%
Gateway 0.49%
Samsung 0.42%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 5.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%


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