Core Temp is an advertisement-supported potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs in the adware family of computer infections. There are mixed reviews for the Core Temp program; However, most users have noted that the program will cause complications, invade their privacy, cause browser redirects to sponsored web pages, and inject visited web pages with pop-up advertisements.
What is Core Temp?
Core Temp is promoted as a useful tool that will help monitor your PC’s CPU temperature. “Core Temp’s stands out as it shows you the temperature of each individual core in every processor in your PC. When you load your CPU, Core Temp gives you a way to observe how the CPU temperature varies in real time when you load your CPU. The program runs in a way that means it is completely independent of your motherboard.”
Core Temp serves ‘targeted’ advertisements to users while they browse the internet. This is a privacy concern because targeted advertisements can only be produced by the adware if it has access to user browsing data, such as all browsing activities, bookmarks, app data, and browser history. This information is observed and used to generate advertisements it feels users are most likely to click on.
Furthermore, potential Core Temp malware primarily bundles with additional unwanted programs, malware, and other possible malicious threats. This means that it might be necessary to uninstall multiple programs from Windows and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Many of these programs can not easily be found on a computer system without third-party security software.
Core Temp adware and the additional programs that it bundles with also manufacture new tasks and change existing Windows start-up settings in order to run every time the operating system starts and remain enabled if disabled by the user. Programs and browser attachments that may arrive with this deceptive piece of adware can also cause other issues for computer and internet users aside from pop-up advertisements, including browser redirections and a loss in computer functionality and internet connectivity. Furthermore, if Core Temp is manually removed, it is possibly that the adware or another one in its place will return before a week has passed.
How did Core Temp get on my computer?
Core Temp can be manually and voluntarily downloaded from a variety of locations on the web, including the publisher’s website. The program is also featured as a sponsored download by third-party download managers and programs including third-party freeware.
Users who want to manually download and install freeware may be presented with a custom option to accept or decline an offer to install Core Temp adware and other programs during the setup and installation process. However, the request to decline Core Temp adware from installing is often presented in a very confusing manner. In some cases, the download manager may completely ignore the user request to decline Core Temp from installing and the adware will install against user consent and knowledge.
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- The Core Temp extension can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
- The Core Temp extension can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
- Core Temp bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and possible malware.
- Core Temp can arrive on a computer system packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as download.com, Softonic, and others.
- Core Temp injects visited webpages with pop-up, pop-under, in-text, and in-image advertisements.
- Core Temp makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing it to run every time Windows starts and to check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program has previously been disabled it will enable itself to run.
How to remove Core Temp (Removal Guide)
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- Step 1: Remove Core Temp extensions
- Step 2: Uninstall Core Temp from Windows
- Step 3: Remove Core Temp virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner by Piriform
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Step 1: Remove Core Temp extensions
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1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Core Temp extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. Search for the Core Temp add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.
1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.
2. Find the Core Temp extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
Step 2: Uninstall Core Temp from Windows
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.
3. Search for Core Temp and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.
Step 3: Remove Core Temp virus with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install the free or full edition of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full edition of this program enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is only a free scan and removal tool.
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2. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Click the Scan Now button or go to the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.
4. When the malware scan is complete you will notice a list of files it has detected. Click the Remove Selected button, then click Finish, and reboot your computer.
Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Download and install the free or full edition of CCleaner by Piriform.
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2. Open the program and go to Cleaner and click the Analyze button. After files and have been analyzed, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues. When the scan is complete click Fix selected issues… and then click the Fix All Selected Issues button.
4. Go to to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, all the way to Context Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Delete once anything suspicious is found to remove it.