How to remove an iwctrl error
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Iwctrl.exe file information
The process known as InstantWrite Control Center belongs to software Studio MediaSuite Recording or InstantWrite or Pinnacle InstantCD/DVD Suite or InstantCD/DVD by Pinnacle Systems GmbH (www.pinnaclesys.com) or VOB Computersysteme GmbH (www.vob.de) or Pinnacle Systems (www.pinnaclesys.com).
Description: The file iwctrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,346,560 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 1,123,840 bytes and 6 more variants.
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. iwctrl.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using iwctrl.exe, you can uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify iwctrl.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "IW ControlCenter" is not required to run at start up. Pinnacle Systems InstantWrite enables you to use your CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-RAM drive just like a hard disk or floppy disk. You can drag and drop files, create new directories right on your CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-RAM. Maybe required if you use this feature on a regular basis
- "iwctrl" can run at start up. Pinnacle Systems InstantWrite enables you to use your CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-RAM drive just like a hard disk or floppy disk. You can drag and drop files, create new directories right on your CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-RAM. Maybe required if you use this feature on a regular basis
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as iwctrl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the iwctrl.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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