Control Center is a fake Windows optimization program that distributed through the use of malware. When installed, Control Center configures itself to run automatically every time, when you start your computer. Once running, Privacy Center starts scanning the computer and list a variety of problems on your computer. All of these problems are fake, so you can safely ignore all that the programs gives you.
While Control Center is running your computer will display a fake warning from your windows taskbar.
One or several components reported some problems!
Traces of discreditable files (for example, the history of visiting
porno sites) and security vulnerability have been found. Click
this notification to eliminate vulnerability immediately!
The warning is a fake and should be ignored! As you can see, the program is designed only for one to trick you into buying the software. Instead of doing so, use these removal instructions below in order to remove Control Center and any associated malware from your computer for free.
More Control Center screen shoots
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [agent.exe] %UserProfile%\Application Data\CC\agent.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [agent.exe] %UserProfile%\Application Data\Control-Center\ccagent.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [ccagent.exe] %UserProfile%\Application Data\Control Manager\ccagent.exe
Use the following instructions to remove Control Center (Uninstall instructions)
Please read the article: How to reboot computer in Safe mode and reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.
Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type regedit as shown below.
Press Enter. Registry editor opens. Navigate to the following keys by expanding the + at left of each key at left:
In right part of window, double click to Shell.
In the open window remove all text and type
You will see window similar to the one below.
Press OK. Close Registry editor and reboot computer.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for Control Center infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start Control Center removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Control Center creates the following files and folders
Control Center Windows Registry modifications