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mikestock

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Posted: 08/20/21 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Weather Home"

This app takes over your phone and it is difficult to uninstall.

This is true for Android systems. My wife has an IPhone and we did not try it, but I wouldn't.

It completely reconfigured my apps and I could not get to my Home page. It stays live on your phone full time. Seemed to have good data but it had to be eating resources. I think it is very risky.

I finally got to a website that gave me instructions to remove it.

I am not an IT guy and would like to hear any other comments related to this

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Posted: 08/20/21 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I Googled the Weather Home app and got page after page of hits talking about how malicious the app is. The techies stop short of calling it a virus, but it's a definitely do-not-install app. You might consider checking stuff out before you install it.

I have used Weather Underground for years - as does my son-in-law who is a pilot for one of the major airlines. It's a good, streamlined app that does not harm your phone or setup. It uses NWS data as well as other reliable sources. There are professional meteorologists involved in managing the information and WU has very accurate condition reporting and forecasts. (I have no affiliation with WU.)

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Posted: 08/20/21 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what I've found on "Weather Home"

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Posted: 08/20/21 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike,

I want to thank you for the clear and specific warning.

Matt


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There are a lot or well known weather apps that bother the (@Q#*$R@ out of my Anti Malware software..

There are a few however that seem to play nice
Go to the app store and type NOAA
might as well get your weather from the folks who supply the data to everyone else.
NOTE: Depending on time, and location. You might be getting weather from.. ME!
(One of the public services we ham radio operators provide is TAKE SHELTER warnings)


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Posted: 08/20/21 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think my phone came with a default app for the weather. May need to find it some day. Mostly I just look out the window or step outside to make my own report. The less I have on my phone the better.


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Posted: 08/20/21 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been very satisfied with the "NOAA Weather Unofficial" Android app for several years now. There's a free version, but the additional features and lack of ads in the pro version are well worth the small one time cost.

NOAA Weather Unofficial (Pro)


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Posted: 08/21/21 03:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike thank you
I haven't used that app and never will
We need to stay alert for things that alter the way our smart devices operate
I get the weather report from google


I can explain it to you.
But I Can Not understand it for you !

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Posted: 08/21/21 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I find that our local TV stations weather apps are trustworthy and usually give more pointed advice when it comes to urgent situations. They all come with advertising, though.

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