Is WeatherBug Spyware?
According to their website, Weatherbug is not spyware, however it is adware. It does not monitor, collect data or 'spy' on its user base, however the program is considered adware since the free version is ad-supported.
More in http://ww3.weatherbug.com/aws/notspyware.html
Also in http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.weatherbug.html Adware.Weatherbug - The Weatherbug is a utility that shows current weather conditions and future weather forecasts for your locale. It is an adware supported product.
Minibug / Weatherbug isn't a major concern but it does has some potential privacy related things that you should be aware of. They do collect personally identifiable information. You will want to read over the EULA. A form of adware called My Search will also be installed on your system. You do get something decent out of this deal since you get reliable weather updates. If it weren't for the privacy issues and adware this would really be a nice program.
The built in uninstaller seems to remove things properly.
I think I remember someone here saying Weather.com's download weather page is adware and spyware free. Is this correct? Im ditching Weatherbug because of this. So Weather.com (The Weather Channel) will not show up on adware/spyware scans?
Or any other sites?