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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

WeatherBug

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WeatherBug
Technical name:Application/WBug
Threat level:Low
Alias:WeatherBug
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate program that installs the application detected as MyWay on the affected computer. It entices users into contracting Netscape as their ISP. Additionally, it shows the current temperature of the chosen geographical area in the system tray.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98

First detected on:Oct. 20, 2005
Detection updated on:March 12, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

WeatherBug is a program that installs the application called MyWay on the affected computer.

Additionally, WeatherBug creates in the Desktop a shortcut that, if double-clicked, directs users to a certain website that entices them into contracting Netscape as their ISP (Internet Service Provider).

Visible Symptoms 

    

WeatherBug is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • The following icons are added to the Desktop:


    which is a shortcut to WeatherBug.


    which is a shortcut that belongs to a certain website.
  • The following icon appears in the Windows system tray, showing the current temperature of the chosen geographical area: