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WeatherCheck Adware Bundler Information

Name: WeatherCheck
Category: Adware Bundler
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: WeatherCheck is supposedly a desktop weather application to display weather information by clicking on the system tray icon. WeatherCheck installs the ClearStream browser accelerator with no notice or consent. ClearStream is said to display ads, usually pop-ups.

WeatherCheck does not uninstall from the add/remove applet in the control panel. When the user clicks to remove it, a message comes up saying it has already been removed and asks if you want to remove it from the add/remove list. Choosing "yes" does remove it from the list but the process continues to run and the icon remains in the system tray.

Signatures: process: setup_weather.exe: MD5 Hash: 0f08bbac1588d01ad66... process: wthrtray.exe: MD5 Hash: 04dd854b3ccc0ea339a..
Type: Adware Bundler - A Bundler is a software program that installs adware on your computer either with your permission or without. Most of the software classified as a bundler requires that the adware program(s) be installed in order for the actual software to complete installation or run. In addition in most cases if the adware is removed the software will cease to function as well.



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