What does the temp.dat file do?
The temp.dat process is also known as temp.dat and is a part of DownloadTerms or, as the case may be, Define Ext. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of temp.dat can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- temp.dat has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- temp.dat has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- temp.dat has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module temp.dat. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about temp.dat temp.dat
temp.dat is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file temp.dat is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 830,312 bytes (90% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,165,183 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3 or, as the case may be, B78F92C8-DEB3-11E2-9A0A-FB64281D6ADE or, as the case may be, 4 other variants. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The temp file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. temp.dat appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 83% 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 temp.dat. 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 temp?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall DownloadTerms or Define Ext
To remove temp.dat from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate DownloadTerms or Define Ext in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if temp.dat (temp.dat) 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 temp.dat. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for temp.dat 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 temp.dat 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.