How to remove the StormWatchApp virus

Most antivirus programs identify StormWatchApp.exe as malware—e.g. BitDefender identifies it as Adware.Agent.ONC, and McAfee identifies it as Artemis!7825AFD3AA30.

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StormWatchApp.exe file information

The process known as StormWatchApp.exe belongs to software Projector Toolset by Local Weather or Weather Protector.

Description: StormWatchApp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The StormWatchApp.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,147,416 bytes (57% of all occurrences) or 1,140,760 bytes. 
StormWatchApp.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. StormWatchApp.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with StormWatchApp.exe, you might want to do the following:
  • get help from the software vendor Gmail
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Local Weather LLC or Projector Toolset)

Recommended: Identify StormWatchApp.exe related errors

If StormWatchApp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 1,465,880 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with StormWatchApp.exe, you might want to do the following:

Important: You should check the StormWatchApp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If StormWatchApp.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving StormWatchApp issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active StormWatchApp process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the StormWatchApp.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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