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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Local Temperature?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Local Temperature is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Local Temperature?

This is the main windows:

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You may see this icon in your taskbar:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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and you may see this warning during install:

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How did Local Temperature get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Local Temperature?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
If possible try the programs own uninstaller first, since Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not remove the winsock LSP which would come with the risk of breaking your internet connection.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Local Temperature?
  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not remove the winsock LSP. More information can be found in the linked article, which can be helpful if your internet connection was broken.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Local Temperature adware. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
O4 - Startup: Local Temperature.lnk"="Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\users\malwarebytes\appdata\local\localtemperature\lt_updater.dll
O23 - Service: Local Temperature Updater (LTUpdater) - System Alerts LLC - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe
Possible signs in a FRST log:
 (System Alerts LLC) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe
 (Local Temperature, LLC) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe
 Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Local Temperature.lnk
 ShortcutTarget: Local Temperature.lnk -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe (Local Temperature, LLC)
 ProxyEnable: [S-1-5-21-4016700205-1717049133-1125222536-1001] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
 Winsock: Catalog9 01 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 Winsock: Catalog9 02 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 Winsock: Catalog9 03 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 Winsock: Catalog9 04 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 Winsock: Catalog9 05 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 Winsock: Catalog9 24 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.dll [306088] ()
 R2 LTUpdater; C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe [476072 2015-02-25] (System Alerts LLC)
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Temperature
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature
       Adds the file Forecaster.exe"="2/25/2015 11:20 PM, 163752 bytes, A
       Adds the file HtmlAgilityPack.dll"="12/10/2014 3:58 PM, 134656 bytes, A
       Adds the file HtmlAgilityPack.xml"="12/10/2014 3:58 PM, 122991 bytes, A
       Adds the file LocalTemperature.exe"="2/25/2015 11:20 PM, 121256 bytes, A
       Adds the file LocalTemperature.exe.config"="12/30/2014 7:09 PM, 179 bytes, A
       Adds the file lt.ico"="12/9/2014 3:24 PM, 30203 bytes, A
       Adds the file LT_Updater.dll"="2/25/2015 11:20 PM, 306088 bytes, A
       Adds the file LT_Updater.exe"="2/25/2015 11:20 PM, 476072 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll"="7/27/2012 3:41 AM, 269344 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.xml"="12/12/2011 6:51 PM, 230790 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="3/2/2015 6:12 PM, 100724 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Temperature
       Adds the file Local Temperature.lnk"="3/2/2015 6:12 PM, 2093 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file Local Temperature.lnk"="3/2/2015 6:12 PM, 2111 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LocalTemp]
       "ChannelID"="REG_SZ"", "1"
       "DistributorID"="REG_SZ"", "1"
       "GUID"="REG_SZ"", "18706242-4A4D-4DD2-9933-CE91C3580E37"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ"", "03/02/2015"
       "SubChannelID"="REG_SZ"", ""
       "WindowPosition"="REG_SZ"", "Qk8QERsZBFRUDQkVWB9WER0MW0ULFxcSEBEbGQRWAlMBEV4fDQBcBxUVHQpNXRARGxkEBxYWABoGAUBNDAJCQxhbHwkLAREcAhNcEBEbGQRK"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\LocalTemperature_RASAPI32]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD"", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD"", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD"", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD"", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD"", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\LocalTemperature_RASMANCS]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD"", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD"", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD"", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD"", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD"", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LTUpdater]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ"", "Local Temperature Updater"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD"", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ"", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD"", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD"", 16
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LocalTemp]
       "ChannelID"="REG_SZ"", "1"
       "DistributorID"="REG_SZ"", "1"
       "GUID"="REG_SZ"", "18706242-4A4D-4DD2-9933-CE91C3580E37"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ"", "03/02/2015"
       "SubChannelID"="REG_SZ"", ""
       "WindowPosition"="REG_SZ"", "Qk8QERsZBFRUDQkVWB9WER0MW0ULFxcSEBEbGQRWAlMBEV4fDQBcBxUVHQpNXRARGxkEBxYWABoGAUBNDAJCQxhbHwkLAREcAhNcEBEbGQRK"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\LocalTemperature.exe]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ"", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
       "ProxyEnable"="REG_SZ"", "0"
       "ProxyServer"="REG_SZ"", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Local Temperature]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ"", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\lt.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ"", "Local Temperature"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ"", "1.0.0.1"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ"", "Local Temperature LLC"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ"", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\uninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ"", "http://localtemperature.net"

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 3/2/2015
Scan Time: 6:23:21 PM
Logfile: mbamLocalTemperature.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.03.02.05
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Malwarebytes

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 295117
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 29 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 2
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe, 3632, Delete-on-Reboot, [7d4077c968222a0c511efe9e4bb8f50b]
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe, 3576, Delete-on-Reboot, [dce11a26d4b6132374fb1e7e7e85f907]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\LTUpdater, Quarantined, [dce11a26d4b6132374fb1e7e7e85f907], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Local Temperature, Quarantined, [3f7e063a5f2b90a65b14faa246bd5ba5], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\LOCALTEMP, Quarantined, [fdc0d9673654b5813734712b17ecd828], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\LOCALTEMP, Quarantined, [922bc080addd6ec89ecef4a8709336ca], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\APP PATHS\LocalTemperature.exe, Quarantined, [9c2170d05d2db77f026b7a22689b11ef], 

Registry Values: 3
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\LOCALTEMP|GUID, 18706242-4A4D-4DD2-9933-CE91C3580E37, Quarantined, [fdc0d9673654b5813734712b17ecd828]
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\LTUPDATER|ImagePath, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe, Quarantined, [cfeed9675d2d5dd9d198316b63a029d7]
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\LOCALTEMP|GUID, 18706242-4A4D-4DD2-9933-CE91C3580E37, Quarantined, [922bc080addd6ec89ecef4a8709336ca]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Temperature, Quarantined, [cbf229179feb50e65515afed4fb4d22e], 

Files: 12
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Local Temperature.lnk, Quarantined, [b409c47c484296a0f47495070bf8d12f], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Temperature\Local Temperature.lnk, Quarantined, [cbf229179feb50e65515afed4fb4d22e], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\Forecaster.exe, Quarantined, [d5e84df304866ec8442b89131ae9aa56], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\HtmlAgilityPack.dll, Quarantined, [a51843fd5139f34386e9b9e330d35ba5], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\HtmlAgilityPack.xml, Quarantined, [2994d16fdcae3afc4728b1ebf80bde22], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [7d4077c968222a0c511efe9e4bb8f50b], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LocalTemperature.exe.config, Quarantined, [922bca7695f556e0aac59804887bbc44], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\lt.ico, Quarantined, [11acac9493f74aece689c9d35ea5c23e], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\LT_Updater.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [dce11a26d4b6132374fb1e7e7e85f907], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7c6a59b96f494a297d8b4e830d3ff01], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.xml, Quarantined, [f7c6ca760783ac8a541b4359ba49847c], 
PUP.Optional.LocalTemperature.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\LocalTemperature\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [3f7e063a5f2b90a65b14faa246bd5ba5], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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