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What percent of users and experts removed it?
14% remove it86% keep it
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United States Rank #5,756
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 629.10 days


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Core Temp 1.0 RC3

What is Core Temp RC3?  (from Alcpu)

Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information. What makes Core Temp unique is the way it works. It is capable of displaying a temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system! You can see temperature fluctuations ...  Read more


Core Temp 1.0 RC3 is a software program developed by Alcpu. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is core temp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.09 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,121,590 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Core Temp RC3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
Core Temp RC3 has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp
Help link: www.alcpu.com/forums/index.php?c=10
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Core Temp\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Core Temp\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Core Temp 1.0 RC3

Program executable:core temp.exe
Name:Core Temp
CPU temperature and system information utility
Signed by:Artur Liberman
Path:C:\Program Files\core temp\core temp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Core Temp is a software utility that provides CPU temperature and system information.
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • coretemp_32bit_ja.EXE (by AjariSoft) - DWiff (Update for Windows95)
  • coretemp_64bit_ja.EXE (by AjariSoft)
  • CTGrapher.dll - Core Temp Grapher
  • GetCoreTempInfo.dll - GetCoreTempInfo (Core Temp's shared memory reader)
  • MircCoreTemp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Core Temp.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Core Temp Autostart Harlock'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Core Temp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Core Temp Autostart TIMOTHY NGUYEN.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Core Temp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CPU temperature and system information utility' and executes as C:\Program Files\Core Temp\Core Temp.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Core Temp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CPU temperature and system information utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Core Temp\Core Temp.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Core Temp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Core Temp\Core Temp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

core temp.exe
Memory:6.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0959468222%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.08026069%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01568613%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Core Temp RC3?

You can uninstall Core Temp RC3 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Core Temp 1.0 RC3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Core Temp RC3.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 14%
Keep it 86%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.50%
Windows 10 5.03%
Windows Vista 4.67%
Windows XP 3.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.43%
Windows 7 Professional 16.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.61%
Windows 10 Home 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.23%
  Germany 10.03%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Canada 3.69%
  Japan 2.54%
  Italy 2.25%
  Australia 1.73%
  France 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Spain 1.15%
  Poland 1.04%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Finland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.69%
Dell 19.79%
Acer 18.21%
ASUS 10.95%
Toshiba 4.22%
Samsung 1.45%
Intel 1.32%
Lenovo 1.32%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Alienware 0.66%
MSI 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.33%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.62%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 2.36%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.83%


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