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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:WeatherLite

Command or file name:hotplug.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

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WeatherLite intrusion method

WeatherLite installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (WeatherLite). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. WeatherLite copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is hotplug.exe . Then it creates new startup key with name WeatherLite and value hotplug.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name hotplug.exe or WeatherLite. Also, it can create folder with name WeatherLite under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about WeatherLite, please ask below. You can use programs to remove WeatherLite from your browsers below.


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How to remove WeatherLite manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with WeatherLite, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by WeatherLite.

To get rid of WeatherLite, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • WeatherTrayLite.exe
  • weather lite.exe
  • fr.lng
  • es.lng
  • it.lng
  • de.lng
  • weather lite.lnk
  • weather_install.exe
  • localization.html

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\weather lite\
  • %programfiles%\weather lite\langs\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather LiTe
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Weather LiTe
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Location
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: LocationCode
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Country
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Unit
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Refresh
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Position
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: X
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Y
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Transparency
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: InstallDate
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: Language
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: LanguageFile
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: LocalisationURL
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Weather LiTe
    Value: InstallDate

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall WeatherLite related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for WeatherLite entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If WeatherLite won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find WeatherLite under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with WeatherLite or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to WeatherLite
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find WeatherLite related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove WeatherLite related extensions from your browsers

WeatherLite in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to WeatherLite. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to WeatherLite or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective WeatherLite removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to WeatherLite and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm WeatherLite removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to WeatherLite.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like WeatherLite are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like WeatherLite.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with WeatherLite and hotplug.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: faulty window fastening

Bottom opening Weatherlite window: Can't get it to close properly. Handle fails to move two projecting rods on underside, so it won't close and lock properly.

Please advise on how to fix. Thanks

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: faulty window fastening

Bottom opening Weatherlite window: Can't get it to close properly. Handle fails to move two projecting rods on underside, so it won't close and lock properly.

Please advise on how to fix. Thanks

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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