How to remove the UsageTemp virus

Most antivirus programs identify UsageTemp.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.35BH14 or TROJ_SPNR.0BGR14, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH.2 or Trojan.Gen.

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UsageTemp.exe file information

The process known as UsageTemp.exe appears to belong to software unknown by White Sea Media.

Description: UsageTemp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file UsageTemp.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,274,592 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,248,856 bytes. 
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. UsageTemp.exe is digitally signed. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. UsageTemp.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Whiteseamedia provides a support site for assistance, and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ White Sea Media).

Recommended: Identify UsageTemp.exe related errors

If UsageTemp.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 1,310,432 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The file has a digital signature. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. UsageTemp.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the UsageTemp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving UsageTemp issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active UsageTemp process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the UsageTemp.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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