The offenders are Weatherbug and Speedy PC cleane
Neither of them are malicious programs. Speedy PC Cleaner Pro
is a registry cleaner and optimizer. I do not recommend using such programs for a variety of reasons.Weatherbug
is a desktop weather applicaton by AWS WeatherNet that provides local weather conditions and displays an icon with real time temperatures in the systray tray. Although Weatherbug is not spyware, the free version is ad-supported with both banner and pop-up ads which in my opinion makes it adware. This is not uncommon as advertising sponsors help keep WeatherBug and similar programs free. There is an adware free version called WeatherBug Plus which is available to users but they must purchase it.
The WeatherBug website
claims the application has no advertising pop-ups and denies the program is spyware or adware due to the lack of a standard definition. The following quote was previously written on their website.
We believe that the proper definition of adware is any program that secretly gathers personal information through the Internet and relays it back to another computer, generally for advertising purposes. This is often accomplished by tracking information related to Internet browser usage or habits.
The vendor then claims that WeatherBug does not meet the criteria for being labeled adware based on how they define it, however, there are security experts who disagree with their defintion and consider the free program adware.
Both of these programs are known to be bundled with other software you download and install and both can be problematic by affecting system performance.
The correct way to remove any program is to use Add/Remove Programs
from the Control Panel or Programs and Features
first, then restart the computer and delete the Program folder if it still exists. Also see the vendor's instructions: How to uninstall Weatherbug
Another thing to keep in mind with removal using the Windows Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features utility is that it does not always do a thorough job of removing all the files, folders and related registry entries. As such, you may want to consider using Revo Uninstaller Free or Portable
which does a more comprehensive job of uninstalling programs..
Should I delete the Malwarebytes, it says it is a trial version, only good for 13 more days
No...after the trial period you can use it as a free stand-alone scanner.
Mbam did not clean out my problems, I don't know what 2 viruses it cleaned out, but it was not those 2.
You can find that info by looking at its log.
To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.
- Click the Logs Tab at the top.
- The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd
-- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.
- Click on the log name to highlight it.
- Go to the bottom and click on Open.
- The log will automatically open in Notepad as a text file.
- Go to Edit and choose Select all.
- Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose Copy from there.
- Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.
- Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
If you have a previous log where any infections were detected/removed, please post that log too.Logs are automatically saved to the following locations:
-- XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd
-- Vista, Windows 7, 2008: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd