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What is brctrcen.exe?

Brctrcen.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if brctrcen.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Brctrcen.exe file information

The process known as ControlCenter2.0 Main Program or ControlCenter Program or ControlCenter2 Main Program belongs to software ControlCenter or ControlCenter2 by Brother Industries (www.brother.com).

Description: Brctrcen.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. brctrcen.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 851,968 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 933,888 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/brctrcen.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. Brctrcen.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Brctrcen.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You may want to uninstall the software Able2Extract using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify brctrcen.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "ControlCenter2.0" is not required to run at start up.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as brctrcen.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the brctrcen.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.


User Comments

This program is distributed with Brother Multi-Function Center (MFC) and FAX machines. It allows the machine to be remotely setup from a PC. It sets the default values so they don't have to be done at the machine little LCD. It's completely documented in the Brother "Software Users Guide."
  Keith O'Connor   (further information)
has to do with control center paperport scanner
Belongs to Brother MFC
its spyware

Summary: Average user rating of brctrcen.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments.
2 users think brctrcen.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks brctrcen.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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