Threat Database Adware WindoWeather


By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 11,852
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 598
First Seen: December 29, 2015
Last Seen: November 3, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

With the arrival of Winter, many computer users who want to keep informed about the weather to prevent and be prepared for any eventuality can download the Windoweather application to get the desired information. Also, WindoWeather may enter their computers bundled with a pay-per-install program or cost-free software. WindoWeather is an adware program that promises to provide 'weather updates for your exact location.' However, the true intent of WindoWeather is to display its sponsored advertisement to create pay-per-click revenue to its developers. Since its homepage includes a note about WindoWeather being supported by advertisements, the computer users will not be surprised by these advertisements. But, what they may not be aware, is that WindoWeather has other, unwanted functions that include displaying windows containing advertisements or offer fake updates and suspicious software that may pop-up atop the applications they are trying to run, may surveil their Web browsing activities and impair their computer's performance. WindoWeather's browser extension may be attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome. If you are not happy with the WindoWeather's presence on your computer and want to remove it, the recommended removal method is to have it done with an anti-malware product

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Registry Details

WindoWeather creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\WindoWeatherConfig
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindoWeather
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\WindoWeather.exe
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\WindoWeather.exe

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