Title: Control Center
Also known as: CCenter

Remove Control Center
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Control Center severity is 72  (72 / 100)
 
Control Center is a misleading application, fake spyware removal tool that uses false scan results and fake security alerts to scare you into purchasing the so-called "full" version of the program. The misleading application is a clone of Privacy Center malware. Once installed, it will run several fake system scans and report numerous infections or system security threats to make you think that your computer is infected with spyware, Trojans, worms and other viruses. Then it will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove those threats. Of course, this is a scam, because ControlCenter identifies harmless files as dangerous infections. So, the scan results are false. You may easily ignore them. Most importantly, do not purchase it. Instead, uninstall CCenter from your PC as soon as possible. Note that removal delay will likely worsen the situation because the program is able to download and install additional malware.

Control Center graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Control Center graphical user interface]

Control Center is distributed through the use of Trojans that enter a computer secretly or using various misleading methods and social engineering. Most of the time, Trojans come from fake online scanners and fake websites. Trojans can be bundled with other malicious software too. When running, ControlCenter will be configured to run a system scan each time you logon into Windows. As we have already mentioned, the scan results are false. The same can be said about CCenter security alerts. Those are fake too. What is more, the rogue program will disable certain system tools and options. It may disable Task Manager and System Restore or block anti-virus software/security related websites.

If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, please use the removal guide below to remove Control Center from the system as soon as possible. If you have already purchase the program, contact your credit card company and tell them what has happened. Last, but not least, scan your PC with trusted and reliable anti-spyware application to make sure that all infected files were removed successfully and there are no remains or additional malware in your computer. Related files: cc.exe, ControlCenter.exe, Uninstall.exe, settings.ini, agent.exe

Control Center properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Control Center. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Tested and Confirmed means that we have tested spyware remover with multiple versions of Control Center and got the best results. There might be updated or modified version of particular parasite that require manual killing of parasite process or an update. In such case try other removers in the line.

Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Control Center using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Control Center snapshot:

Control Center manual removal:

Kill processes:
cc.exe
agent.exe
uninstall.exe
cmain.exe
security_update_install.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Control center
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "agent.exe"
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\CC\cc.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ??ccagent.exe??
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ??Shell?? = ??ccmain.exe??

Delete files:
cc.exe
agent.exe
uninstall.exe
settings.ini
guide.html
05.png
06.png
07.png
08.png
09.png
10.png
Control center.lnk
ccagent.exe
cmain.exe
3.tmp
security_update_install.exe


Delete directories:
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\CC
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\CC\faq
C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\CC\faq\images

Geolocation of Control Center:

This map reveals the prevalence of Control Center. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Germany, Philippines, Canada and Czech Republic.

QR code for Control Center removal instructions:

Control Center qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Control Center are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Control Center right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2009-11-16 07:37:13
Information updated: 2011-03-03 09:03:14

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<Guest>
Don't forget
C:Documents and Settings[usernameBureaubladControl center.lnk
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<Guest>
Does anyone have any details on the fake company or persons that posted this? Is there a way to get my money back?
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<Guest>
i knew this was fake right when i saw it, but have had trouble uniinstalling it. thnx
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<Guest>
This ncame up on my compuyter and wiped everything out.. charged me $99.90 + $3.00 international where do I call to get my money back no number can be found.. I'm disabled & live on a small income reply at j_flo39hotmail
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on my friends comp it wont let windows load at all, what can i do
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<Guest>
how do i get this program off my windows 7 computer? i can only access safe mode and use the command prompts
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<Guest>
Control Center showed up one day and there is nothing i can do, my main page/desktop is clear, it just shows my background and i cant access anything. What do i do?
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<Guest>
THe ControlCenter4/BRCCboot.exe file in my startup files on my computer turned out to be the Control Center for my new Brother Printer. I couldn't locate a program with that name so did a search and found several related Brother files.
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<Guest>
This is good

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