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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Windows Session Console Weather?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Windows Session Console Weather is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This one is a member of the Linkury family.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Windows Session Console Weather?

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

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these warnings during install:

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and this type of shortcut in your Startup folder:

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How did Windows Session Console Weather get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Windows Session Console Weather?

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:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Windows Session Console Weather?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Windows Session Console Weather completely.
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.

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


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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 (SoftMedia) C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wdscw.exe
 Startup: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wEye.lnk [2016-11-16]
 ShortcutTarget: wEye.lnk -> C:\Windows\Installer\{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}\_DB3F8F3E5EFC08EE3D1A9C.exe ()
 C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia
 C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia

Windows Session Console Weather (HKLM-x32\...\{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}) (Version: 1.0.19 - SoftMedia)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather
       Adds the file BannerTop.bmp"="3/5/2016 11:37 PM, 103004 bytes, A
       Adds the file Interop.SHDocVw.dll"="10/3/2015 5:27 PM, 159744 bytes, A
       Adds the file NDde.dll"="7/10/2015 5:49 PM, 110592 bytes, A
       Adds the file wdscw.exe"="6/13/2016 2:05 PM, 38400 bytes, A
       Adds the file wdscw.InstallState"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 2012 bytes, A
       Adds the file wEye End User License Agreement.rtf"="3/5/2016 10:50 PM, 29385 bytes, A
       Adds the file wEye.bat"="1/20/2016 8:43 PM, 17 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file wEye.lnk"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 2663 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather
       Adds the file Agent.txt"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 8 bytes, A
       Adds the file Install.txt"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 36 bytes, A
       Adds the file Pid.txt"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 7 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\Installer
       Adds the file 3f7dad.msi"="6/13/2016 2:05 PM, 482304 bytes, A
       Adds the file SourceHash{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 20480 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Windows\Installer\{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}
       Adds the file _DB3F8F3E5EFC08EE3D1A9C.exe"="11/16/2016 8:51 AM, 10134 bytes, RA

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|SoftMedia|Windows Session Console Weather|Interop.SHDocVw.dll]
       "Interop.SHDocVw,Version="1.1.0.0",Culture="neutral",ProcessorArchitecture="MSIL""="REG_MULTI_SZ, "M)uqU{C6F?]nN1c5c^wG>x5t'A1MD(-,P{[email protected] "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|SoftMedia|Windows Session Console Weather|NDde.dll]
       "NDde,Version="2.1.563.0",Culture="neutral",ProcessorArchitecture="MSIL""="REG_MULTI_SZ, "M)uqU{C6F?]nN1c5c^wG>@+0X7{q6Sm]qe`,[email protected]= "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|SoftMedia|Windows Session Console Weather|wdscw.exe]
       "wdscw,Version="1.0.19.0",Culture="neutral",ProcessorArchitecture="MSIL""="REG_MULTI_SZ, "M)uqU{C6F?]nN1c5c^wG>3GurNOqg9eqA&q$iW_N7 "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536]
       "DefaultFeature"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536]
       "AdvertiseFlags"="REG_DWORD", 388
       "Assignment"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "AuthorizedLUAApp"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Clients"="REG_MULTI_SZ, ": "
       "DeploymentFlags"="REG_DWORD", 3
       "InstanceType"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "PackageCode"="REG_SZ", "75AE56D72CF7AC643AF27F80BED1656D"
       "ProductName"="REG_SZ", "Windows Session Console Weather"
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777235
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536\SourceList]
       "LastUsedSource"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "n;1;C:\Users\{username}1\AppData\Local\Temp\WZSE0.TMP\"
       "PackageName"="REG_SZ", "wEyeSetup.msi"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536\SourceList\Media]
       "1"="REG_SZ", ";"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536\SourceList\Net]
       "1"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Users\{username}1\AppData\Local\Temp\WZSE0.TMP\"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\69454B367677830448260074E5DA98B0]
       "4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders]
       "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\"="REG_SZ", ""
       "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\"="REG_SZ", ""
       "C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "C:\Windows\Installer\{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}\"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\69454B367677830448260074E5DA98B0]
       "4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\4D86EAE88F01BA846B924F4B5C8E4536\InstallProperties]
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", "SoftMedia"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Windows Session Console Weather"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.19"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 428
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", ""
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20161116"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}1\AppData\Local\Temp\WZSE0.TMP\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "LocalPackage"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Installer\3f7dad.msi"
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "SoftMedia"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777235
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}]
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", "SoftMedia"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Windows Session Console Weather"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.19"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 428
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", ""
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20161116"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}1\AppData\Local\Temp\WZSE0.TMP\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "SoftMedia"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{8EAE68D4-10F8-48AB-B629-F4B4C5E85463}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777235
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PowerPack]
       "guid"="REG_SZ", "add33d01704b47c6b982b197436890f5"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 11/16/2016
Scan Time: 9:05 AM
Logfile: mbamLinkular.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.11.16.04
Rootkit Database: v2016.10.31.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

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

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 300845
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 24 sec

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

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wdscw.exe, 1608, Delete-on-Reboot, [4ca8c7f92a706cca50ab61bfbb4645bb]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather, Quarantined, [50a47d434357280e66e971626a9835cb], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather, Delete-on-Reboot, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 

Files: 13
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wdscw.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [4ca8c7f92a706cca50ab61bfbb4645bb], 
PUP.Optional.Linkular, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe, Quarantined, [af451fa1b0ea74c25c7bb32fe1219769], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Windows\Installer\3f7dad.msi, Quarantined, [fcf82d932773e2541be0849c27dac43c], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\Agent.txt, Quarantined, [50a47d434357280e66e971626a9835cb], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\Install.txt, Quarantined, [50a47d434357280e66e971626a9835cb], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\ProgramData\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\Pid.txt, Quarantined, [50a47d434357280e66e971626a9835cb], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\BannerTop.bmp, Quarantined, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\Interop.SHDocVw.dll, Quarantined, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\NDde.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wdscw.InstallState, Quarantined, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wEye End User License Agreement.rtf, Quarantined, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftMedia\Windows Session Console Weather\wEye.bat, Quarantined, [f9fb09b70d8da88e83cdbd16fa08b947], 
PUP.Optional.SoftMedia, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\wEye.lnk, Quarantined, [c92bc3fd6f2b62d461f03b98be4457a9], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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