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#1 Nocturnicus

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Posted 10 July 2004 - 03:32 PM

Hello all

I just fixed up a problem with Malware. One of the things the tech suggested I get rid of is Weatherbug. How bad is Weatherbug and what programs out there offer the same thing? I really liked this program.

For those who don't know Weatherbug it basically added an icon to show the current temp in your zip code in next to the clock in the toolbar. If you opened it you got an extremely accurate forcast. It also notified you if there was any weather advisories in effect in your area.

So does anyone out there know of a similar program? Maybe a way to disable whatever negative programs Weatherbug has? Any help would be great.

Thanks
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#2 Mike

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Posted 11 July 2004 - 04:17 PM

Run a search on our old board for an alternative. I know Discogail linked to a program there last year that was a good replacement. http://www.spywarein...p?act=Search&f=
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#3 Bringer

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 11:35 AM

While not as unobtrusive as weather bug the Desktop sidebar is extremely cool, free, and comes with no spyware. It links to weather.com's forcasts and info. It also has a lot of other modules available.

http://www.desktopsidebar.com/

Hope this helped.

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#4 robby

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:26 PM

WeatherBeetle is probably what you're looking for - totally unobtrusive. http://www.weatherbeetle.com

#5 Sasquatch

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:41 AM

Robby,

Weatherbeetle is a great little alternative. Be aware though that if you use Mozilla, the "Forecast" feature currently does not work. The application developer is currently fixing this issue.
Get away from Internet Explorer and Outlook / Outlook Express... http://www.mozilla.org

#6 PhalPhoto

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:21 PM

Also:

http://www.tropicdesigns.net/

and

http://www.singerscreations.com/

each have one that is spyware free.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 08:41 AM

I highly endorse the free Weather Watcher.
http://www.singerscreations.com/

No ads, No popups, No malware.

#8 Nocturnicus

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:59 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, i was away so it took me awhile before i could check back with this forum.




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