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What does the core.exe file do?

The core.exe process is also known as EA Download Manager or, as the case may be, GAS Tecnologia - Core and is a part of EA Download Manager or, as the case may be, GAS Tecnologia - Protection. This software is produced by Electronic Arts (www.ea.com) or, as the case may be, noOrg (www.noorg.org). An obsolete or defective version of core.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about core.exe EA Download Manager

core.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file core.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,752,512 bytes (32% of all these files), 3,338,240 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
The core file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). Core.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 33% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves core.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about core?

EA Games Downloader, downloads updates and news on EA Games. Could possibly display adverts but very rarely and does not spy that I'm aware of.
Starts up automatically after EA Link is installed, however I do not know if it is needed to run EA games purchased through EA Link
EA Downloader
Core.exe - if located in the folder Electronic Arts/EADM/ is Electronic Arts Download Manager file. It's not a necessary file for windows, it is part of autostart and gets installed with amongst other games, Sims3.
EA downloader, non essential unless you're downloading EA game content, or activating an online EA game purchase. Sort of like EA: Steam lite, only you don't have to run your games through it
It starts automatically at login, but doesn't appear to continue running.

Summary: 3 users judge core.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall EA Download Manager or GAS Tecnologia - Protection

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To remove EA Download Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for EA Download Manager or GAS Tecnologia - Protection in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if core.exe (EA Download Manager) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of EA Download Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for EA Download Manager or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or core.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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