Weather Chickn is an application that should enable users to check the weather forecasts in their area. As the program seems to be quite reliable and it promises to show weather alerts, people install this piece of software on their systems without consideration. Even though the application seems to be completely harmless, we are still sure that it is not the best idea to install it and keep it on the system because it is known to be a potentially unwanted program. It is said that such programs might weaken the system’s security and even compromise a user’s privacy, so it is rather risky to keep them. You are the only one who can decide what to do with Weather Chickn; however, we are sure that there are hundreds of trustworthy programs for keeping the track of the local weather forecast. Therefore, it would be clever to eliminate Weather Chickn, which is not the most trustworthy program, and then start using another application instead. As this PUP is not a hard program, it will not be very hard at all to get rid of it. Further in this article you will find more information on the removal of this software. In addition, you can find the manual removal instructions prepared by the specialists working at 411-spyware.com below this article as well. Use them after you read the article fully.
Researchers do not assign a label to applications unless they do not have proof that they are rather dangerous. Therefore, specialists at 411-spyware.com have also decided to test Weather Chickn before attaching a label of a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, to it. Researchers have managed to find out that this application is not 100% trustworthy because there is a risk that it will download malicious software on a user’s computer without permission. It has been noticed that it usually installs browser hijackers like hohosearch.com and walasearch.com; however, nobody can guarantee that it will not download other threats onto the computer without permission as well. Malicious software might quickly cause harm to the computer. Users might even notice that their computers are slower and it takes more time to open different web pages. In addition, it might be impossible to open favorite programs and use the computer on a daily basis. As you can see, you might put your system into danger if you decide to keep this potentially unwanted application installed on the system. Unfortunately, there is another reason why we classify this program as a PUP.
Specialists who have tested this potentially unwanted program have also noticed that this application is usually bundled with other applications (they are not always trustworthy). This explains why there are so many users who have not downloaded this program themselves but still have Weather Chickn installed on their PCs. Not all the users immediately notice that this piece of software is installed; however, you can be sure that this application is there if you can find its folder in %APPDATA%, %PROGRAMFILES%, or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. There is no doubt that Weather Chickn is installed on the system also if you can detect new registry keys, e.g. [HKCU/HKLM] SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WeatherChiknSrvr.
Potentially unwanted programs are not very dangerous, but it is still better not to allow them to enter systems. As it is known that they tend to travel in software bundles, you should stay away from various questionable websites, torrents, and file-sharing sites. Of course, potentially unwanted programs and threats might still sneak onto your computer. To ensure the safety of your PC, install a security tool on the computer and keep it enabled all the time.
Weather Chickn is not a very good application even though it promises to keep users informed about the weather. Therefore, in our opinion, it would be best to erase it from the system and then install another application for checking the weather forecast. Luckily, Weather Chickn can be erased from Control Panel, so it will not be difficult for you to do that. Of course, you can eliminate this questionable program automatically as well. We are sure that the SpyHunter antimalware scanner would help you.
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