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WeatherItUp is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith 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 : 01/25/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2)
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2)
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2)
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It starts a task planned in automatic (O39),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45).

P2 – EXT: (.Phoenix Media – Weather It Up.) —
(.Phoenix Media.) — C:Program Files (x86)Weather It UpWeather It Up-chromeinstaller.exe
O39 – APT: Weather It Up-chromeinstaller – (.Phoenix Media.) — C:WINDOWSTasksWeather It Up-chromeinstaller.job
O39 – APT: Weather It Up-chromeinstaller – (.Phoenix Media.) — C:WINDOWSSystem32TasksWeather It Up-chromeinstaller
HKLMSOFTWAREWow6432NodeWeather It Up
O43 – CFD: 2015/01/25 14:08:24 – [] D — C:Program Files (x86)Weather It Up



Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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