WeatherTool is a software usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 02/12/2015

0_Features

– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

0_Main_Actions

– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It starts a task planned in automatic (O39),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),

0_Zhpdiag

[MD5.F8DBC45AE1501F5E07B7F7EAC1A8B024] – (. – Windows weather tool.) — C:\Program Files\WeatherTool\1.2.0.13\weather.exe [1177576] [PID.1724] O23 – Service: The Desktop Weather Service (TheDesktopWeatherService) . (…) – C:\Program Files\WeatherTool\1.2.0.13\WeatherService.exe[MD5.A309E69B5D216BAFBD397BF765DA38D6] [APT] [WeatherTool_start_schedule_task] (…) — E:\Arquivos de programas\WeatherTool\1.2.0.13\InstallHelper.exe [822248] O39 – APT: WeatherTool_start_schedule_task – (…) — E:\WINDOWS\Tasks\WeatherTool_start_schedule_task.job [372] O42 – Logiciel: WeatherTool – (…) [HKLM][64Bits] — WeatherTool
O43 – CFD: 8/4/2015 – 21:52:34 – [] —-D C:\Program Files\WeatherTool
HKLM\SOFTWARE\DtsEncodeTools
HKCU\SOFTWARE\WeatherTool
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WeatherTool
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WeatherTool
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TheDesktopWeatherService
C:\Program Files\WeatherTool
C:\Program Files\WeatherTool\1.2.0.13
C:\Program Files\WeatherTool\1.2.0.13\WeatherService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\WeatherTool
C:\Users\Coolman\AppData\Roaming\WeatherTool

0_Alias

Adware.TheDesktopWeather [Malwarebytes] PUP.Optional.WeatherTool.A

Remove_Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,
0_ZHPcleaner
Remove with ZHPcleaner
ZHPCleaner_EN2
0_Zhpdiag
Diagnose with ZHPDiag
ZHPDiag_2-300x220

2016-12-30T07:34:15+00:00 Categories: Adware, Polluteware, PUP|Tags: , , |Comments Off on PUP.Optional.WeatherTool