WeatherBug. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as WeatherBug adware | Type: Adware

What is WeatherBug?

WeatherBug (can also be found as Weather Bug) is an ad-supported program that has been actively spread with the help of bundling. Of course, there are hundreds of people who have installed this application as a useful tool that can be used for receiving weather forecasts and similar information. Nevertheless, you may discover that WeatherBug is a typical adware, which is capable of tracking your browsing activity and then displaying commercial advertisements that are usually selected according to it. If you don't like to see commercial pop-up ads that show up in a form of browser adds, in-text links, banner ads, etc., you should avoid WeatherBug adware. Besides, it seems that this program can also cause redirects to its affiliate websites. That's why these commercial pop-up notifications are displayed for. If you don't want to be rerouted to unknown, questionable and even unsafe websites, you should avoid WeatherBug ads. In fact, you should remove programs that are causing such ads during your browsing sessions because this is the easiest way to protect yourself from unwanted content. Beware that this program can be installed either manually or in a bundle with other programs. Beware that there are lots of free applications that can be used for promoting it. If you want to avoid them, you need to know about several tips that will be revealed in the next paragraph of this post. Also, you should remove WeatherBug from your computer because it may cause lots of unwanted activities on your computer. The easiest way to do that is to scan your PC with SpyHunter.


How can WeatherBug hijack my computer?

As we have already mentioned, this program can be installed manually but it can also be bundled with other programs. In most of cases, such programs are download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software, video recording software and similar ones. They all are involved to such activity in exchange for money, so you should never hesitate and check each of them before their installation. If WeatherBugs has already infiltrated your computer, you should think what freeware have you just installed on it. If you are about to install such application, make sure you select Custom or Advanced installation option and then uncheck pre-checked check marks that are stating that you want to install browser add-ons, extensions, plugins, toolbars and similar components on your computer. If WeatherBug virus infiltrates the system, it starts running on every Windows startup and starts causing its ads, banners and similar content. If you want to avoid such interrupting things, you need to use a guide below and remove this adware from your computer. While this program has been spread with the uninstaller, we can't guarantee that it will help you to get rid of all suspicious components. That's why we believe that you should opt for automatic removal of WeatherBug adware.

How to remove WeatherBug virus?

If you have no idea where this program came from and its ads are bothering you, you should use a guide below and fix your computer:

WeatherBug properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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WeatherBug manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Weather=C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\weather.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Weather=C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\weather.exe
Delete files:
weather.exe, remove.exe
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug

Manual WeatherBug Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall WeatherBug and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall WeatherBug and related programs
  • Here, look for WeatherBug or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for WeatherBug or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall WeatherBug from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WeatherBug and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WeatherBug removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select WeatherBug and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete WeatherBug removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select WeatherBug and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete WeatherBug removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for WeatherBug or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete WeatherBug removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete WeatherBug removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of WeatherBug registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of WeatherBug

Map reveals the prevalence of WeatherBug. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia.

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Comments on WeatherBug

Bill Landreth
Seems to me people dont understand malware likes to blame some other app for infecting you.... I suggest running revo Uninstaller and check for the real problem, it will probably be there.
I tried all the above, and I have a Mac. I followed the right click, and opened the showed 4 folders/icons inside. Using the back arrow to reveal only the main folder with contents inside, I sent it to the trash...and emptied the trash can immediately. The contents then showed no more folders, however the icon bug remained in my applications....I still couldnt trash that. I then restarted my computer, and the icon went the way of the wind :))

What a royal pain....
Spirit Wolf
I finally figured out how to remove Weatherbug. So simple! The instructions says to RIGHT CLICK on icon in right hand corner. That part is correct but it also says to just click on Exit Weatherbug. You cant just click on it. You also have to RIGHT CLICK on Exit Weatherbug. Did it for me. I logged off and came back on today and it was gone. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have windows 8 and WeatherBug found a way in. This was the first time Ive seen it. That was 3 days ago. I couldnt figure out how to get rid of it until I came to this site and saw the comment by Ms.Gonzalez. I am a computer idiot and can barely use google, but I found PROGAMS, clicked it and all of my programs came up just as Ms.Gonzalez said. Scrolled down to WEATHERBUG, clicked it and at top it said click to uninstall. I did and a window popped up that said to wait for current program to finish for uninstall to be complete. Once you see that you got him. Dont wait for that to happen it already has...just close out of the pop up and close the programs window and behind it is a WeatherBug window waiting for you to click. It should already have uninstall "checked" so go to bottom and click NEXT. Screen will change and at bottom click FINISH. WEATHERBUG IS NOW SQUASHED!
I traded a droid for an iphone, and unfortunately the weaterbug app transfered to my new phone. How do I get it off of my iphone?
Shame On You
I never knew about or wanted this program, it looks like it "hitch-hiked" with a concert I was downloading - BY THE WAY, the concert didnt dl. Just this weatherBUG. If this company is as reputable as they say, why do they sneak in and take over? And this has clearly been going on for almost a decade! I am disabled and need this stress like a ....well, i pretty much am at my limit so i cant even make a joke. Shame on you, "weatherbug" and i hope when someone does file a class action lawsuit against you, you lose big time. You are thieves, you are liars and you are criminals. Enjoy the karma.
Go to start and on the right column (where it has documents, pictures, music etc) your going to see control panel. Click on control panel and look for the category Programs. right under this category its going to say uninstall a program. Click it. Its going to show you all the programs currently installed, scroll down and look for weatherbug. Click on it and its going to give you the option to unistall. Click uninstall, a little box will appear where it wil say allow program to so on and so on. Click yes and it will uninstall and be removed from your list of programs. If you have any questions feel free to email me at
i want this weatherbug off my computer or i am going to see about taking have cost me 150.00 /3 times and here you are again and i am havimg trouble again.some one call me and i was on the phone with a another important call.they said they would call me back to take care of it ,that was two weeks never dfid.
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