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What is desktopweather.exe?

By The Weather Channel Interactive

What is it?

The Weather Channel App for Windows is a desktop app that runs in the background as well as the foreground when called upon (sits in the task bar) and provides weather reports. The app also adds an icon in the notification area to display local temperature in your system tray.
Description of desktopweather.exe from The Weather Channel Interactive
The Weather Channel App for Windows provides instant severe weather alerts, extended forecasts, interactive maps, radar and much more.
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How does desktopweather.exe run?

Process - desktopweather.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. desktopweather.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does desktopweather.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - desktopweather.exe is registered with the run identifier 'DW6' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe"' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - desktopweather.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{2A5D5676-27E8-4F97-ACDF-B15D8BDD550B}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the desktopweather.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of desktopweather.exe users, 56.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is desktopweather.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00020% CPU1998.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
141.94 MB RAM659.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          420 /min18.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
410 GDI objects273.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
105 context switches/sec105.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\the weather channel fw\desktop\desktopweather.exe

Are there other versions of desktopweather.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: desktopweather.exe
Version: 6.0.0.16
Size: 803.18 KB
Original file name: DesktopWeather.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/25/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002207366%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000208868%
User CPU: 0.00019984984792%
Privileged CPU time: 14109359.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 989 ms
Context switches /sec: 105
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 334.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 356.91 MB
Paged memory: 141.94 MB
Peak paged memory: 158.54 MB
Paged system memory: 190.61 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.48 KB
Working set memory: 50.64 MB
Peak working set memory: 119.57 MB
Min working set memory: 22.7 MB
Private memory: 141.94 MB
Page faults: 2,607,125
Page faults /min: 183
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,037,531
Read operations /min: 73
Read transfer /min: 149.76 KB
Total write operations: 161,116
Write operations /min: 11
Total write transfer: 180.76 MB
Write transfer /min: 12.98 KB
Total other operations: 6,659,418
Other operations /min: 467
Total other transfer: 102.06 MB
Other Transfer /min: 7.33 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 410
USER objects: 95
Resources
Handle count average: 669
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
gdiplus.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: DW6
Command: "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \{2A5D5676-27E8-4F97-ACDF-B15D8BDD550B}

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1034

Image hashes

MD5: d028239315de28ff2c179d26b461fed4
SHA-1: 05f07cd7ce90f8f5822dc872aeccc9eea0dd3931
SHA-256: 8764f073ca36ea0d9b3e8f6550b91801f58fe16d5973da1aa95672d76bdd3814

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
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