What is TnglCtrl.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 TnglCtrl.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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TnglCtrl.exe file information

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

The process known as Tunngle Service belongs to software Tunngle Network Service by GmbH (

Description: TnglCtrl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TnglCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 718,072 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 716,024 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. TnglCtrl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with TnglCtrl.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Tunngle or Tunngle beta (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult’s Customer Service for advice
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify TnglCtrl.exe related errors

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

It's a file that controls Tunngle virtual lan card and launching it, when You starting Tunngle program.
  Edov   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of TnglCtrl.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks TnglCtrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving TnglCtrl issues

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