What is ControlCenter.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 ControlCenter.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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ControlCenter.exe file information

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

The process known as Center Monitor System belongs to software funkwerk Eumex (version 401 WIN-Tools) or or ControlCenter Application by TVT or Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH.

Description: ControlCenter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ControlCenter.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,173,325 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 2,113,536 bytes, 225,280 bytes or 204,800 bytes. 
The ControlCenter.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). ControlCenter.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ControlCenter.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Programfunkwerk Eumex 401 WIN-Tools or, search the support area on the Funkwerk-ec website or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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

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