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Why Core temp app connects to 192.185.41.230 in the bkgnd?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:48 am
by dc2017
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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Can developers explain what is being sent in the binary form in that transmission?

What is the purpose of it in a utility that is supposed to measure CPU temperature?

And how to disable it?

Re: Why Core temp app connects to 192.185.41.230 in the bkgn

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:18 am
by The Coolest
This is Core Temp performing a check for updates.
Do a ping to alcpu.com and you will see that exact IP address.
http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/coretempver.xml is the file it downloads and examines to see if an update is available.
You can disable the automatic update check in Options --> Settings.

Re: Why Core temp app connects to 192.185.41.230 in the bkgn

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:12 am
by Naki
My opinion is too much paranoia going on here. Check for Updates is a useful function IMHO.