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What is core temp.exe?

Part of Core Temp

What is it?

Core Temp is a software utility that provides CPU temperature and system information.
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How does core temp.exe run?

Process - core temp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. core temp.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does core temp.exe start?

Scheduled task - core temp.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Core Temp Autostart The Sanford Family'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - core temp.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Core Temp Autostart The Sanford Family'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file core temp.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable core temp.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


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About 0.5% of all Boost users have the core temp.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of core temp.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is core temp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00077% CPU7651.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.23 MB RAM19.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
66 GDI objects44.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          22 context switches/sec22.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\core temp\core temp.exe

Are there other versions of Core Temp?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Core Temp.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: core temp.exe
Name: Core Temp
Description: CPU temperature and system information utility
Size: 869.16 KB
Original file name: Core Temp.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Artur Liberman
Certificate authority: GlobalSign nv-sa
Expiration date: 3/5/2016

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0026395231%
Privileged CPU: 0.0018744122%
User CPU: 0.00076511094109%
Privileged CPU time: 31855.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 168 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,113,537,910
CPU cycle count /min: 237,049,169
Context switches /sec: 22
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 88.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 92.86 MB
Paged memory: 4.23 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.23 MB
Paged system memory: 160.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.13 KB
Working set memory: 9.15 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.39 MB
Min working set memory: 4.09 MB
Private memory: 4.23 MB
Page faults: 2,624
Page faults /min: 14
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 43
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 35.17 KB
Read transfer /min: 189 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 25.87 KB
Write transfer /min: 139 Bytes
Total other operations: 949,183
Other operations /min: 4,993
Total other transfer: 2.41 MB
Other Transfer /min: 13.01 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 66
USER objects: 84
Handle count average: 88
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Core Temp\Core Temp.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: Core Temp Autostart GrayFoxDown
Command: \Core Temp Autostart GrayFoxDown

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Core Temp Autostart Luc

User start menu folder details

Name: core temp.exe

Image hashes

MD5: e8f746cd86efbcd5ab43f01a59cfe49d
SHA-1: 848c44888305b48301b602a4aa7d5c2a5b76b4b5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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