What is EchoCtrl.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 EchoCtrl.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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EchoCtrl.exe file information

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

The process known as EchoCtrl MFC Application belongs to software PCI Audio Applications by unknown.

Description: EchoCtrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file EchoCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 147,456 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. EchoCtrl.exe is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. EchoCtrl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with EchoCtrl.exe, you can uninstall PCI Audio Applications software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as EchoCtrl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the EchoCtrl.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 is sound driver for C-Media device. soory fo my bad english
  w1rm   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of EchoCtrl.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think EchoCtrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving EchoCtrl issues

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