Weatherbug Low Risk Adware Information
||Low Risk Adware
Low risk threats pose a very low risk or no immediate danger to your computer or your privacy, however these types of applications may profile user online habits, but only according to specific privacy policies stated in the applications End-User License. These types of threats generally borderline on being a threat to being a standard application that has a complex license agreement that you knowingly installed.
||Weatherbug is an ad supported desktop weather applicaton that provides updates on weather conditions and displays real time temperatures in the taskbar icon.
Weatherbug also has a paid version that does not display ads. The EULA states that no personal information is required for the software to function except the user's zipcode, which is necessary to display user's local weather but to have relevant ads, additional information may be requested or required.
From the EULA (http://www.weatherbug.com/aws/termsOfUse.asp)
"You understand and agree that in order to make our services functional and robust, the Software may communicate with our servers. THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT MONITOR OR REPORT BACK TO AWS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE SURFING OR WHAT YOU DO ON ANY WEBSITES. The Software communicates only in connection with providing our Services or in connection with updates."
"In general, the WeatherBug application:
1. DOES NOT collect Personally Identifiable Information off your computer, the only information collected is what is necessary for the application to function properly;
2. DOES NOT initiate downloads or installations without your approval; and
3. DOES NOT track surfing habits or present advertising based on your online activities."
||process: minibug.exe: MD5 Hash: 5448957a728f05dc7b9...
process: Weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 9b69dabb9bc8cddef30...
process: minibug.exe: MD5 Hash: ...
process: minibug.exe: MD5 Hash: 53e365e3ba015a312e3...
process: minibug.exe: MD5 Hash: b13b9129cfc77cebf48...
process: minibug.exe: MD5 Hash: d5821226f297573a798...
process: minibuginstaller.exe: MD5 Hash: 361356983fe6798d354...
process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: c9dfa634ad29ed761bc..
||Low Risk Adware - Low risk adware is an adware application that is designed to potential show advertisements via popups. However, this type of adware program is installed with the user's knowledge and conforms to the programs EULA which is usually presented to the user prior to download and during installation. A low risk adware program will not transmit personal or identifiable information.
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WhenU.WhenUSearch - Alias: WhenUSearch Desktop Toolbar, WhenUSearch Toolbar, WhenUSearch Browser Toolbar, WhenUSearch SideFinde