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Remove WeatherBug (Free Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   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 ReimageIntego.

WeatherBug

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:

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To remove WeatherBug, follow these steps:

Get rid of WeatherBug from Windows systems

To remove WeatherBug from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to WeatherBug (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Erase WeatherBug from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove WeatherBug from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WeatherBug-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove WeatherBug, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to WeatherBug and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WeatherBug-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate WeatherBug from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for WeatherBug and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete WeatherBug removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete WeatherBug from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the WeatherBug-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall WeatherBug from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to WeatherBug and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case WeatherBug did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete WeatherBug removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove WeatherBug from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to WeatherBug by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the WeatherBug-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete WeatherBug removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of WeatherBug from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to WeatherBug and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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  1. ryan says:
    June 19th, 2004 at 12:06 pm

    i cant get rid of weatherbug no matter what i do. i tried the add/remove program thing, and it starts to uninstall but then an error message comes up. so i re-installed it and tried again, and it still doesn't work. anyone have the same problem?
    b4boozer@yahoo.com

  2. Susan says:
    February 28th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    i can not kill the weather bug what a nightmare

  3. Guest says:
    September 16th, 2004 at 12:09 pm

    I went through the removal instructions and the program listing dissapered but every time I boot up the weather bug icon loads into the system tray. I can find nothing about effectively removing it from the system tray.

  4. Guest says:
    September 16th, 2004 at 9:09 pm

    I accidently checked the weatherbug option when i downlaoded AIM and i can't get rid of it thru 'remove programs' b/c its not evern there and i even deleted the folder it made yet it still remains in my system tray. grrr.

  5. Guest says:
    November 2nd, 2004 at 10:11 pm

    Go to C:Documents and Settings[username]Local SettingsTemp

    Ctrl +A > Shift, Delete. The Mini Weatherbug program is stored there.

  6. Guest says:
    November 26th, 2004 at 11:11 am

    I figured out how to remove it!
    Ok, go to C:/Program FIles/AWS/Weatherbug you'll see an application that says "remove" double click it and it removes weatherbug!

  7. Guest says:
    January 24th, 2005 at 7:01 pm

    I'm having the same problem as Ryan.

  8. michel says:
    February 15th, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    For some reason the page keep telling me that i might be on the internet,but i am on it. What can i do?

  9. Your Miracle says:
    February 25th, 2005 at 3:02 pm

    ok the person for numbers below this comment has the right answer! go there it works!

  10. bleh says:
    February 25th, 2005 at 3:02 pm

    why cant you just TELL US how to get WeatherBug off the system! just write so easy steps to follow or something, god.

  11. Lanique says:
    March 1st, 2005 at 6:03 pm

    I really didn't like weather bug. It's sooo annoying. I'm so glad that I finally figured out how to get rid of it.

  12. mcmorpheme says:
    March 10th, 2005 at 11:03 pm

    You are awesome – thank you comment #11! Finally weatherbug is gone:
    C:program filesAWSweatherbug
    Double click on “Remove” application .
    Gone!

  13. WeatherBug Jay says:
    March 14th, 2005 at 2:03 pm

    WeatherBug is removed like any other program- by exiting the program first (if you have an older version, the new version can still be running and uninstalled) and then going to add/remove programs and clicking WeatherBug. Note that after you click the 2 uninstall screens there is an OPTIONAL survey- if you have a pop-up blocker or certain firewalls, it may prevent the survey from opening. But by the time you get to the survey the program is removed. Close add/remove program window and reopen and it will be gone- my team and I test it every single day on multiple machines- dial up, broadband, etc.

    If you have questions, either click the HELP button on your WeatherBug, click SUPPORT at our homepage http://www.weatherbug.com or email me at jay@weatherbug.com

    thanks,
    Jay, Manager, customer support team, WeatherBug

  14. Thom Schiera says:
    April 8th, 2005 at 12:04 pm

    having security issues. mircosoft advised me to remove several program (including weatherbug).
    When I run Uninstall on Windows XP, after 2 Uninstall screens I get an error message…”cannot open install.log file. HELP. would like to resolve my security issues quickly.
    Thanks.

  15. KC says:
    April 13th, 2005 at 3:04 pm

    Help……..my computer keeps saying i need install.log even when i do it the way u say it….what do i do

  16. Guest says:
    April 27th, 2005 at 11:04 pm

    as soon as i downlaoded weatherbug to my computer, i signed out of my aol account, and the next day i could sign on but i cannot search. it says i have low memory or something about my hard space drive. i checked everything. its nothing, except that dang weatherbug

  17. Guest says:
    April 30th, 2005 at 12:04 pm

    I would like you to please remove the weatherbug from my computer thanks

  18. Guest says:
    June 14th, 2005 at 5:06 pm

    How dare weatherbug argue for adware creating no harm? I am spending hours and hours trying to undo the damage caused by it to my computer.

  19. Guest says:
    July 20th, 2005 at 4:07 pm

    I have removed every file suggested, and its still in my programs! Half the things that are suggested I do not have on mine. HELP!

  20. Guest says:
    May 4th, 2006 at 2:05 am

    My weatherbug wasn't that bad. First i went to task manager and saw no weatherbug to kill process. Then I went to add or remove programs and deleted it and it was gone like that. I then clicked start and search and typed the word weatherbug and deleted them. Finally I went to start, Run, and typed msconfig and then I clicked start up and unchecked weatherbug and restarted my computer.

  21. Suki says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This worked for me on my Windows XP computer. Thanks so much. PITA program.

  22. premier says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Does anybody know if this program shows up under any other folders besides AWS? and it weather.exe the only running process that it has?

  23. Guest says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    weatherbug sits in your mozilla firefox add-ons.
    you will need to go into that which is
    tools –> addons –>extensions
    it can be un-installed from there.

  24. TYSON MIKE says:
    March 5th, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I want to say thanks! This is very useful.

  25. Jasmine says:
    May 11th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I Dont Gett It ?

  26. kathy says:
    January 10th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    please help me get this weatherbub off my computer it is working me like a bug and i still cant get it off.thank you.

  27. JayIsaliar!!! says:
    January 14th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Weather bug is on my computer and I still can not get rid of this monster even though Iam doing what the suggestions say, why would someone do this to my computer ive never done anything to this company that created it. please if some one has more advice It would be much appreciated? Thx

  28. Guest says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Yo no me gusta wheather bug

  29. Guest says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    WeatherBug wont get off my computer, its like some kind of computer demon or something please help! TNX!!!

  30. Kalihto says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 1:01 am

    It is used to locate current weather conditions and extended forecast for your location or zip code, including high and low temperatures, humidity, alerts, wind and more.

  31. j says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    it still wont work for me no matter how many times i try. once it starts to remove the program (i have Windows 7) it comes up that it needs to make an update and change my hardware and when i press NO its still there.

  32. kathy says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    i want this weatherbug off my computer or i am going to see about taking actions.you 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 ago.you never dfid.

  33. Ms.Gonzalez says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    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 evan15.sd@gmail.com

  34. Larry says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    THIS DOES NOT WORK

  35. Shame On You says:
    June 18th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    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.

  36. Joe says:
    June 20th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    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?

  37. Fidget says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    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!

  38. Spirit Wolf says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. sewilliams54 says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I tried all the above, and I have a Mac. I followed the right click, and opened the contents….it 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….

  40. Bill Landreth says:
    December 12th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    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.

  41. Dan says:
    December 14th, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    How to uninstall weatherbug from iphone when it doesnt show as a tile?

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