What is xampp-control.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 xampp-control.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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Xampp-control.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xampp-control
Xampp-control.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as XAMPP: control center belongs to software XAMPP or XAMPP for Windows by Apache Friends.

Description: Xampp-control.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The xampp-control.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\ or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,569,216 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,564,096 bytes, 3,368,960 bytes, 151,552 bytes or 148,112 bytes. 
Xampp-control.exe is not a Windows core file. The xampp-control.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Xampp-control.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall XAMPP, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on XAMPP in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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If xampp-control.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 126,976 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Xampp-control.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of XAMPP (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

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Summary: Average user rating of xampp-control.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think xampp-control.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving xampp-control issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with xampp-control. 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 xampp-control.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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