Control Center / ControlCenter Virus Removal Guide

Control Center is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. Control Center hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics. Control Center hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Control Center is fake and doesn’t work. Control Center is a clone of Privacy Center.


Control Center will tell the user that their computer is infected and will use tactics to convince the user to purchase it. It will also use other tactics, such as the use of pop ups to warn the user. However, the program itself doesn’t work to remove viruses. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.

Control Center has different versions; therefore, the files for the virus are generally located in one of the following locations:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CCenter\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ctrl-Center\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\C-Center\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CC\

Common symptoms and characteristics of Control Center and other rogue security programs include:
1. Control Center is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Control Center uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Control Center website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for Control Center looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Control Center. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Control Center with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Control Center, try using Process Explorer.

Manual Control Center Removal – In order to manually remove Control Center, the processes associated with Control Center must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Control Center entered the computer.

The virus has multiple versions; some of the versions have different file names. For example, some versions have a agent.exe file while other versions have a ccagent.exe file.

Stop Control Center Processes (Learn How To Do This)
agent.exe or ccagent.exe

Remove Control Center Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CC\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CC\agent.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CC\cc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CC\uninstall.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CCenter\ccmain.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CCenter\ccagent.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CCenter\uninstall.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Ctrl-Center\ccmain.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\C-Center\ccmain.exe

For Vista users, the files are generally located in:

Remove Control Center Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Control Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Control Center

Remove Control Center Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
agent.exe or ccagent.exe

Professional Help – If you are seeking assistance with removal of Control Center, you can get low cost professional help through LivePerson Experts (Click Here To Learn More).

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9 Responses to “Control Center / ControlCenter Virus Removal Guide”

Roger November 17th, 2018 at 10:57 pm

I have the Control center malware. It is preventing me to get to my PC even in safe mode. Whe I select F8 and safe mode, I just get an error. What can I do to remove this malware?


John November 18th, 2018 at 2:04 am

I signed up with Invisus and it took them 4 hours to remove it but they got it

Schutjer November 18th, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Kind of a nasty thing.
Your instructions worked pretty well
Never found the first registry entry.
Had to start explorer.exe to get a desktop from a black screen after killing cc.exe and agent.exe in the task manager.

Jennifer November 25th, 2018 at 9:48 pm

What happens if you didn’t know about this and paid for it. All my banking info was provided…

joshua January 2nd, 2019 at 1:14 am

I have this virus and i do not have access to anything on my computer. it wont even let me restore it using command prompts when rebooted in safe mode.

EV January 5th, 2019 at 11:20 pm

all’avvio di windows vista al posto del desktop mi appare la schermata di control center che mi dice di comprare la licenza…e non riesco a chiuderla, non posso fare nulla se non spegnere il pc…e all’avvio successivo mi appare la stessa cosa…che posso fare???


Byron January 22nd, 2019 at 5:59 pm

I have the Control center malware. It is preventing me to get to my PC even in safe mode. Whe I select F8 and safe mode, I just get an error. What can I do to remove this malware?

Merete March 9th, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Hvordan får jeg det bort når det å trykke på x ikke går?

Solveig March 11th, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Can someone help me? When I turn on my computer, is Control Senter all I can get, everything else is not available. They ask me to install, and I can`t remove it. What can I do?

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