Windows 10: Why is Core Temp app connecting to 192.185.41.230 IP in the background

  1.    24 Feb 2017 #1

    Why is Core Temp app connecting to 192.185.41.230 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 192.185.41.230 IP address in the background.Here's a screenshot from ProcMon:

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    And here's the screenshot from Wireshark:

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    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?
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  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.
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  3.    25 Feb 2017 #3

    Its not doing anything funny its not some crazy binary form, it is an HTTP request for this file: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/coretempver.xml which tells it if it is the latest version or not.

    alcpu.com -> 192.185.41.230
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  4. sml156's Avatar
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    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

    EG:
    Code:
    whois 192.185.41.230
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