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By hamiltonm ·
Is the weatherbug software a threat to your network's security? We have a few individuals who have downloaded this software on their pc's and I would like to know if it is a breach in our network's security.

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by joematus In reply to WeatherBug Software

No, not really. It's not spyware but it definitely is adware. You get the software for free, use it and then they send you ads. Constantly. It may drive people crazy but it's not a security threat.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to WeatherBug Software

i agree with above. but why don't you ask weatherbug people?

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by RonnonF In reply to WeatherBug Software

I disagree and state this application should be removed because it runs through the firewall, many times it is installed with other application like Bearshare.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to WeatherBug Software

Boy, this one is purely an opinion.
I HATE Weatherbug, not because it really opens your network up for any risk. I have not checked Weatherbug specifically, but I don't think it accepts unsolited inbound connections; it just goes out, gets the weather and popup ads. That's all.
I just hate it because it's just annoying, not because it opens the network up for hackers!
Commonly accepted things like IM programs are a greater risk than Weatherbug, IMHO.

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by ND_IT In reply to WeatherBug Software

I used weather bug as well before, but like others, didn't like getting the pop ups all the time, so I removed it. Now I just go to my hometown newspaper's website and check the weather there right on the front page. It's more reliable and doesn't open your PC to adware.

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