What is CodeMeterCC.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 CodeMeterCC.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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CodeMeterCC.exe file information

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

The process known as CodeMeter Control Center belongs to software CodeMeter Runtime Kit or Authorizer Ignition Key Support or Reason Ignition Key Support or CodeMeter Control Center by WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (

Description: CodeMeterCC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CodeMeterCC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,486,776 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 10,362,232 bytes and 13 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. CodeMeterCC.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. CodeMeterCC.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with CodeMeter Runtime Kit or Authorizer Ignition Key Support occur, you may also want to remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel, ask the developer,, for support or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify CodeMeterCC.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CodeMeterCC.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CodeMeterCC.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

Driver for code meter usb key
CodeMeter control centre for USB key licence management
  S Glass   (further information)
USB dongle authorizing the famous audio production program REASON 6
  Fred   (further information)
CodeMeter ist ein Lizenzverwaltungs- und digitales Rechteverwaltungssystem mit der Möglichkeit des sicheren Onlinekaufs von Lizenzen. Die Lizenzen werden in der Hardware, dem CmStick, abgelegt und ermöglichen dann den Start der gekauften Anwendung. z.B. ArchiCAD.
  Antje   (further information)
This file is release by Propellerhead Software, located at Hornsbruksgatan 23, 117 34 Stockholm, Sweden. The company has been creating music software—products since 1994 - Reason, ReCycle and Rebirth that enthusiasts use to make music. This file is used in pairing a company supplied USB key to authenticate users to their software. It is essential to a software customer that owns the product and there is no use to anyone that doesn't own a product from this company. Disabling the process will not allow the software user to use the program without first authenticating over the Internet. Since there is a risk of a fraudulent file being installed, I would suggest scanning this file for viruses with a local virus detection.
  Xzone9   (further information)
This is a driver used for special USB dongles to unlock expensive software. Any software developer can buy these keys and import the library into their code to require the dongle; I use them for industrial equipment to keep China from copying our machines. If you aren't actively using the dongle, you can disable this program. Even I disable it and I actually use the dongles every few months. They should have installed a tiny service looking for their dongle to get plugged in and launch the driver that way.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CodeMeterCC.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think CodeMeterCC.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks CodeMeterCC.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving CodeMeterCC issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CodeMeterCC. 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.

To help you analyze the CodeMeterCC.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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