What is CDCtr.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CDCtr.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CDCtr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CDCtr
CDCtr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CDCtr.exe belongs to software Dell KM713 Wireless Keyboard software or Dell Wireless Keyboard Software or Dell KM713 Wireless Keyboard LED or Dell KM713 Wireless Keyboard by unknown.

Description: CDCtr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CDCtr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 412,672 bytes (64% of all occurrences) or 411,648 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). CDCtr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with CDCtr.exe, you may want to do the following:
  • contact Customer Service
  • uninstall the software Dell Wireless Keyboard Software or Dell KM713 Wireless Keyboard LED using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify CDCtr.exe related errors

If CDCtr.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 244,736 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. CDCtr.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. CDCtr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CDCtr.exe. Therefore, you should check the CDCtr.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

EXPLOIT! Known Malware, do not run. Automatically determined using Prevx centralized heuristics
  Oliver Heinrich   (further information)
I noticed it on listed on my task manager list but since Im using a wireless keyboard then I will just leave it alone but I will keep monitoring.

Summary: Average user rating of CDCtr.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks CDCtr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving CDCtr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CDCtr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CDCtr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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