What is VideoControl.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 VideoControl.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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VideoControl.exe file information

The process known as Pinnacle PVR Core - Video Control Server or PCTV PVR Core - Video Control Server belongs to software Pinnacle PVR Core or PCTV PVR Core by Pinnacle Systems GmbH ( or PCTV Systems S.à r.l or Avid Development GmbH.

Description: VideoControl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VideoControl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 598,016 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 608,840 bytes, 313,344 bytes or 607,304 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

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If VideoControl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 622,904 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. VideoControl.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: You can remove the entire program TVCenter using Windows Control Panel or look for help on the website.

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VideoControl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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

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