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.
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.
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.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove The Weather Channel App from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of The Weather Channel App from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove The Weather Channel App from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase The Weather Channel App from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall The Weather Channel App from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove The Weather Channel App from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate The Weather Channel App from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove The Weather Channel App from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove The Weather Channel App
Step 2: Uninstall The Weather Channel App and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by The Weather Channel App on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by The Weather Channel App there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of The Weather Channel App from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall The Weather Channel App and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove The Weather Channel App via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove The Weather Channel App from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase The Weather Channel App from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall The Weather Channel App from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove The Weather Channel App from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the The Weather Channel App will be removed.
Eliminate The Weather Channel App from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.