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    Resident Genius and Staunch Capitalist Leader's Avatar
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    I notice that Weather.com now has a "weather on your desktop" thingie. They mention "ads" being on the free version...anybody know if it's a para?

    I hate to download it, but I know there's a few out there who have test computers just for para-checking so I thought I'd post it here.

    Here's the page where they're pushing it:

    http://www.weather.com/services/desk...=servicesindex

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    I am not sure Leader but I think this is the one BLFH tested and found it to be parasitic. I do know she said they wanted all your information zip code email etc.

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    I just installed this the other day, never even thought about it being parasitic. They did ask for a lot of information.

    I have not seen any pop-ups or pop-unders yet. I think they just advertise as you are looking at the weather. The paid version notifies you by pager or email etc with breaking weather news in your area..

    I hope this is not parasiteware, the weather icon is kind of cool. I am interested if anyone has any problems with it.

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    I've seen one of these "weather on your desktop" download today and "WhenU" was associated with them.
    Not sure if it was weather.com, I was not on one of my test computers so I've not been going too far.

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    weathercast is WhenU's parasitic offering.

    Downloaded Weather.com's but I keep getting errors so can't tell if it is or isn't parasitic yet.

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    I don't see any type of "shopping companion" so I doubt it's parasitic. Can you believe it. There *is* a download that is NOT parasitic



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