Windows 10: Why is Core Temp app connecting to IP in the background

  1.    24 Feb 2017 #1

    Why is Core Temp app connecting to IP in the background

    Does anyone use Core Temp app? It should be a simple Windows app that displays CPU core temperature.

    As a general precaution/safety rule I pass all freeware that I download from the Internet via a ProcMon / Wireshark to see if it's doing any mischief in the background.So while starting Core Temp.exe I observed that it connects to IP address in the background.Here's a screenshot from ProcMon:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	core-temp-ip-connection.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	36.1 KB 
ID:	122659

    And here's the screenshot from Wireshark:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	core-temp-ip-connection2.png 
Views:	4 
Size:	88.6 KB 
ID:	122660

    Does anyone know what is being sent in the binary form in that transmission? Why is it needed in the app that displays CPU temperature? And how to disable it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2

    CoreTemp checks for updates when you start it. I believe that you can disable that feature if you look in the options menu.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    25 Feb 2017 #3

    Its not doing anything funny its not some crazy binary form, it is an HTTP request for this file: which tells it if it is the latest version or not. ->
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. sml156's Avatar
    Posts : 667
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       26 Feb 2017 #4

    When I want to find out who own's an IP I just Google it

      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
I don't know a lot about computer hardware or software problems. I run a Dell Inspiron 20 All In One PC. Model 3045. It is a 4 core computer. In the bios and Device Mgr. only shows operating on one core. There is only one item entry. AMD...
Temp folder %temp % in Software and Apps
Hello I recently installed 2 updates from NVIDEA. I have run disc clean up and Ccleaner>Windows but this attachment says it all. I could use 'Unlocker' but do not want to do damage if the file should not be removed. Do you have any suggestions?...
CPU not showing temp in Open hardware monitor or core temp Used to show ok, I am certain...In the BIOS when I boot the PC it shows ok approx 60-65oC But not in the aforementioned apps....cant think why Thanks
Hi folks! I just can't get the new Core Temp version 1.0 RC7 to work properly with my Win 10 Pro RTM installation. I am using it with Desktop Gadgets All CPU Meter. I can get it to do everything but load itself at Windows 10 startup. The option...
I upgraded to Win 10 in late July, but lately realized maybe Microsoft might not be providing the updates to solve my current issues. My computer is pretty old, and the hardware is the same as it came out of the box, other than attaching a spare...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23.
Find Us