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Remove The Weather Channel App from Your PC

The Weather Channel App, also known as Desktop Weather App, is a free, ad-supported application created by Weather.com. The app is also suitable for mobile devices and is compatible with Android and iOs. The Weather Channel App is described as a potentially unwanted program because it may use ambiguous methods during its installation and afterwards. Furthermore, a prevalent number of anti-malware tools detect the app as both a PUP and an adware.

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How Did I Install The Weather Channel App?

The Weather Channel App may be downloaded from the Weather.com website or the Google Play store for mobile devices. Even though it seems to be useful and user-friendly, the app may harvest information that is considered private such as gender and age.

Adware programs are often bundled with other free programs users download from the Internet. Bundled downloading is employed by developers to cover financial losses. It is a slippery slope because unwanted apps are downloaded while the user skips custom installation and does not read the EULA. Opting for advanced installation resolves the issue.

Is The Weather Channel App Dangerous?

The application is very likely to employ shady methods to get hold of personally identifiable information. It declares to use the collected data in order to display weather information. When such user information is exposed, various security and safety issues arise. In the case of Weather Channel App, the problem is not only the harvested data, but also the way it is collected.

It may gather private details when users perform typical online activities such as completing an online survey or submitting a photo to iWitness Weather.

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Other details the app collects may include:

  • IP address
  • Browser identification
  • Operational system identification
  • Referring URL
  • Geolocation (when used on a mobile device)

Should I Remove The Weather Channel App from My PC?

Even though it looks like a very convenient program, the negative aspects it may bring the user outweigh any of its advantages. To avoid further online safety troubles, its removal is recommended.
To remove The Weather Channel App, you may follow the manual steps below or run a full system scan with the help of a valid anti-adware solution.

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1. Remove/Uninstall The Weather Channel App

1. Remove/Uninstall The Weather Channel App in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall The Weather Channel App.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove The Weather Channel App from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select The Weather Channel App and click “Remove

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    After The Weather Channel App is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate The Weather Channel App and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After The Weather Channel App is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select The Weather Channel App to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After The Weather Channel App has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on The Weather Channel App
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall The Weather Channel App. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the The Weather Channel App will be removed.

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    3. Remove The Weather Channel App automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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