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WhenU.WeatherCast Low Risk Adware Information

Name: WhenU.WeatherCast
Category: Low Risk Adware
Alias: - Alias: Minibug
Advice: Keep
Risk: Low Risk 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.
Description: WeatherCast is an ad supported desktop weather program that that puts an icon in the system tray displaying the local temperature. It also offers current weather data and forecasts. Weathercast is often bundled with the Save advertising program and/or the WhenUSearch desktop toolbar.

When installed directly from WhenU's site, Weathercast also installs WhenUSearch. Weathercast may also be bundled with other WhenU programs distributed by WhenU's distribution partners. Search.exe runs in conjunction with Weather.exe. The search.exe process can be stopped independently but returns when Weathercast is opened again.

Weathercast displays weather information based on the location the user enters into the program. Text ads are displayed in the lower portion of the GUI. The ads are sometimes related to the location entered, but may be non-specific as well. The ads are not based on the user's IP address.

WhenU's privacy policy states that no personally identifying information transmitted. It also says "The Software does send back a limited amount of information from your desktop in order to count the number of users in our network and optimize the performance and relevance of the ads."
(http://www.whenu.com/pc_weathercast.html)

Signatures: process: sync.exe: MD5 Hash: 85acfaa7b0970b94614... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 661f1b6d9fa8c9db694... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: bb63764d238db355642... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: ec4a863f8824c9808c2... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: ... process: Weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 9b69dabb9bc8cddef30... process: weatherupdate.exe: MD5 Hash: 813c9a42b7f2f353152... process: GLFA.exe: MD5 Hash: ce6d4d0b827be2812ba... process: vvsn.exe: MD5 Hash: b2d3d2df4a3d1538479... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 16a5d7df1fd91a8070b... process: vvsn.exe: MD5 Hash: e4e6aaf7285ff0b36c8... process: vvsn.exe: MD5 Hash: 7f0a26eb76b808d6a4a... process: weatherupdate.exe: MD5 Hash: e4973807dfe7d90c3dd... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: b80eef990f3f353b7e5... process: vvsn.exe: MD5 Hash: d5fcee8eb3730e678a5... process: VVSNI_Cast_webInst.exe: MD5 Hash: edde863e13d5a586f9e... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: 6c71b7ab449039c4ad8... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: 415fa68c62cb800a33f... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: b285499dc6625fc0d2e... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: 6c176f6ff7d689a091a... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: 010ca57ad1f45dd8fd2... process: search.exe: MD5 Hash: b6b41de94de1eba479c... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: cd8a4a681a8c66c886c... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 59a46ab2cb61e425fbb... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: fdd788210e9f7d580d9... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 6adf1077475b61eb504... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: c818bd840e545a5dcc0... process: weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 79635ec3a44074b4a75... process: vvsni_cast_webinst[1].exe: MD5 Hash: edde863e13d5a586f9e... process: vvsni_cast_webinst[1].exe: MD5 Hash: edde863e13d5a586f9e..
Type: 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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