Desktop Weather Channel

What is Desktop Weather Channel?

Desktop Weather Channel is an application, as its name shows, for checking the weather forecast. It has been created in order to enable users to find out the weather forecast in their local areas without searching the web. In other words, they do not need to open any websites when they can get this info with the click of a button. Once Desktop Weather Channel is installed on the computer, it places a button opening a window with a weather forecast next to the URL bar on Google Chrome. It seems that only a version for this browser exists, so this application should not affect your other browsers installed on the computer. Desktop Weather Channel does look like a beneficial application because it promises to provide 5-day weather forecast for free; however, it definitely cannot be called perfect. Specialists at have found two disturbing facts about this application and, as a consequence, have classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Programs that fall into this category are, surely, not as dangerous as malicious applications, but they might perform undesirable activities too. Read this article and decide yourself whether it is worth giving Desktop Weather Channel a chance or not.testtesttest

What does Desktop Weather Channel do?

This Google Chrome weather extension works quite well, according to researchers. It really opens a window with a weather forecast after clicking on its button. Even though this program works like any other weather application, some users make complaints that they see irritating advertisements on their screens from the moment they have installed Desktop Weather Channel on their computers. To find out whether this application can show commercial ads, specialists have checked its documents, particularly, the Privacy Policy. One disturbing sentence has been found: “We may allow third parties to serve advertisements and provide analytics services in connection with our Website and Product.” This clearly shows that users might see ads if they have Desktop Weather Channel installed on their computers. Of course, it does not necessarily mean that those users who make complaints really see ads shown by Desktop Weather Channel. It has been found that this application might be installed on a user’s computer together with other programs, which might be untrustworthy, e.g. adware. They might be the ones responsible for the presence of commercials. Users usually do not know that unreliable programs are installed on their computers, so they lay the blame on Desktop Weather Channel. We do not try to defend this potentially unwanted program here. It might really be the one responsible for the presence of ads on your screen too, judging from the information found on its official document.

You will not only see a new button at the top of your Google Chrome browser after the installation of Desktop Weather Channel. Specialists say that you will also discover a new browser extension in the Add-ons Manager. If it is still unclear for you whether or not this program is installed on your PC, you should check this place. Changes in the system registry will be visible too if this program is installed on the system. Desktop Weather Channel creates two registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5EBD6C82-6919-450A-9B0B-F0E98108957C}_is1 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\pkpnnpepdfaiilcelopnjonhhgknpfon. All these applied changes will be undone when you remove Desktop Weather Channel fully.

Where does Desktop Weather Channel come from?

As has already been mentioned in the previous paragraph, Desktop Weather Channel, even though it has an official website, is quite often distributed bundled with other applications in software bundles, so do not be surprised that you have it installed on your computer even if you know that you have not downloaded it from its official website. Other potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, and similar programs are often distributed using this bundling method too, so be more attentive when installing new programs from the web. These untrustworthy programs usually come as additional software, and, in most cases, it is possible to prevent them from entering the system by choosing the Advanced installation option and selecting manually which programs to install and which ones to leave behind.

How do I remove Desktop Weather Channel?

Since Desktop Weather Channel is not a dangerous computer infection, users can erase it from their systems through Control Panel. The uninstaller of this program will have a name Desktop Weather Channel for Chrome version 0.0.4. Unfortunately, other untrustworthy applications could have been installed alongside this potentially unwanted program too. Instructions placed below this article will help you to delete Desktop Weather Channel only. The additional untrustworthy software will have to be deleted separately. You can let an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter do this job for you.

Delete Desktop Weather Channel

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the unwanted program.
  5. Click the Remove button.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu (click the button in the bottom-left corner).
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Desktop Weather Channel and then click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R simultaneously.
  2. Type Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the application you wish to erase from your PC.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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