What is DesktopWeather.exe?

The genuine DesktopWeather.exe file is a software component of The Weather Channel Desktop by The Weather Channel Interactive.
DesktopWeather.exe' is the Windows executable file for running weather applications from 'The Weather Channel' on your Windows PC. The file controls the display of current weather information onto your desktop and allows access to the external website. 'The Weather Channel' has been one of the most popular sources for current weather conditions and breaking weather-related news. They have evolved over the years with the addition of new shows that relate to weather and outcomes from such weather, which helps maintain their viewer success.

DesktopWeather stands for TWC Desktop Weather

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DesktopWeather.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DesktopWeather.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DesktopWeather
DesktopWeather.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as The Weather Channel Desktop (version 6) belongs to software The Weather Channel Desktop (version 6) or The Weather Channel Interactive Consumer Application Software by The Weather Channel Interactive (

Description: DesktopWeather.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file DesktopWeather.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 715,888 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 818,288 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The DesktopWeather.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. DesktopWeather.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could remove the entire program The Weather Channel Desktop 6 or The Weather Channel Desktop using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify DesktopWeather.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DesktopWeather.exe. Therefore, you should check the DesktopWeather.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It runs the weather channel desktop (task bar icon)
es lässt sich nicht deinstallieren
Memory Hog
Slows computer. Installed without permission. If you want the functionality get Firefox & install an addin
Piece of adware, drive-by download
  Josh Taylor   (further information)
slows startup prevents shutdown. Appears in startup on msconfig but not in Norton startup list. address in Msconfig is wrong- no folder there -not in hkey either. When unchecked in msconfig computer is faster and shuts down.
  Don Hill  

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Summary: Average user rating of DesktopWeather.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 4 users think DesktopWeather.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving DesktopWeather issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DesktopWeather. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DesktopWeather.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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