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Accuweather Widget Appeared on Taskbar??


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#1 Zedmond

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

This "accuweather" widget randomly appeared on the far right of my task bar and I can't get rid of it!

 

Right clicking it gives me the option to either change my location or quit. "Quit" gets rid of it temporarily, but will be back the next time I log on. I have searched my computer for any files associated with it but can't find any?!

 

Is this a normal Win10 feature that came with a recent update or malware?



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:22 PM

It's not a normal Win10 feature, but it sounds like you could be referring to the Win10 Weather as well, which can be configured to show in the system tray.

 

Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing and the menu that comes up when you right click?


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:17 AM

It's not a normal Win10 feature, but it sounds like you could be referring to the Win10 Weather as well, which can be configured to show in the system tray.

 

Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing and the menu that comes up when you right click?

 


Edited by Zedmond, 21 February 2016 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:03 AM

This does not look to be a widget, but an actual program.  My guess is that the small cloud icon in the system tray is where you're getting the context menu you referred to.

 

The first thing I'd do is go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features to see if an AccuWeather program is shown in your list.  If so, remove it.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:41 AM

This does not look to be a widget, but an actual program.  My guess is that the small cloud icon in the system tray is where you're getting the context menu you referred to.

 

The first thing I'd do is go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features to see if an AccuWeather program is shown in your list.  If so, remove it.

Thanks I got rid of it.

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:59 AM

You're quite welcome.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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