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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is WindoWeather?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WindoWeather is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by WindoWeather?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:


and this warning during install:


and this icon in your start menu:


How did WindoWeather get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove WindoWeather?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of WindoWeather?How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the WindoWeather adware. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindoWeather] "C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe" monetize
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [WindoWeather] => C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe [3158016 2015-12-24] (WindoWeather)
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindoWeather
 C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather

WindoWeather 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\WindoWeather) (Version: 1.0 - WindoWeather)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather
       Adds the file uninst.exe"="31/12/2015 10:21, 104502 bytes, A
       Adds the file WindoWeather.exe"="24/12/2015 16:04, 3158016 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindoWeather
       Adds the file WindoWeather.lnk"="31/12/2015 10:21, 1091 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "EnableLUA"=REG_DWORD, 0
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
       "WindoWeather"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe" monetize"
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WindoWeather 1.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "WindoWeather"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\uninst.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "www.windoweather.com"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
       "HungAppTimeout"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="REG_SZ", "0"

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 31/12/2015
Scan Time: 10:30
Logfile: mbamWindoWeather.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.12.31.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.12.26.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 313895
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 27 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\WindoWeather, Quarantined, [841a1f8ce5a61422283000c930d120e0], 

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|WindoWeather, "C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe" monetize, Quarantined, [108e58533e4d55e13678252ed828ca36]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindoWeather, Quarantined, [227c0d9e543786b0711f63b71ce815eb], 

Files: 4
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.exe, Quarantined, [108e58533e4d55e13678252ed828ca36], 
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\WindoWeather_Setup.exe, Quarantined, [eeb03873711ae84e3d1bc603c63b7e82], 
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, C:\Program Files (x86)\WindoWeather\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [841a1f8ce5a61422283000c930d120e0], 
PUP.Optional.WindoWeather, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\WindoWeather\WindoWeather.lnk, Quarantined, [227c0d9e543786b0711f63b71ce815eb], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
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