Weather Report Studio
Type of Program: Desktop
Supported Platforms: Win ME/NT/XP/2Kx
Company Name: Testiment Browsers
Price: Freeware -0-
Installed Size: 373kb
Weather Report Studio is supposed to be a weather predicting and
tracking application. The truth of the matter is however somewhat different.
I ran the application, as there is in fact no installer Goddess only knows how
I'm going to remove it) and then sat staring as the window loaded up. Which
admittedly didn't take long but I was very glad I waited. The only thing this
program does is advertises the "Weather Studio Toolbar".
If you do enter a zip code in to the box provided it starts a download of the
toolbar. Before doing something silly like installing software from a company
I've never heard of and who already tried to pass this off as a weather program
in this case included some nifty catch phrases like "and any third party
software made available in conjunction with or through this software" (read:
spyware) or "Competitive travel fares from Orbitz delivered in a panel that
appears from the Browser frame when searching for travel fares on popular travel
websites" (read: lots of ads I probably don't want to see).
I've already been tricked by these guys once when I downloaded what was supposed
to be a weather forecasting program am I going to give them a chance to put more
things on my system and maybe forget to tell me about included goodies? I think
not, further my job as a reviewer is not to debunk and dig through code its to
review software. Which I'll do here in a single phrase: "Nothing to see here,
keep moving folks don't waste your time."
Ease of Installation:
Reviewed by Cassidy