Control Center Virus Removal Guide

Threat Information: Control Center is a rogue security software application that tries to trick users into purchasing its license by using scare tactics. The virus reaches the user’s system via fake malicious websites which claim to have security scanners and along with downloads of fake video codec packs. Once installed, This Malware disables any security applications that the user may have already installed on the system, and proceeds to load at startup. It then performs fake security scans on the system, returning false results that claim that the computer is severely infected with malicious software. It also displays a large number of fake pop-ups from the Windows taskbar, which warn the user of potential ‘threats’ to the computer. Meanwhile, Control Center constantly requests the user to purchase the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version of this threat is insufficient to completely clean the system. It is important to remember that Control Center is merely a fake application which cannot scan your system in any form, be it the ‘trial’ version or the ‘full’ version.

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As soon as you find a copy of this malicious program on your system, you should take steps to immediately remove Control Center. For Control Center removal, it is necessary to stop processes, delete files and folders and remove registry entries.

Control Center Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you need to take in order to remove this threat is to stop the following processes:

  • cc.exe
  • uninstall.exe

The next step on Control Center removal is to delete the following files and folders:

  • 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
  • cc.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • settings.ini
  • guide.html
  • Control center.lnk

Control Center Registry Removal Proedures

Removing files and folders is not enough to ensure complete Control Center removal. To completely remove Control Center, you need to delete the following keys and settings from the Windows Registry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Control center
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\CC\cc.exe"

Now it is prudent to state that your computer is completely safe from Control Center.

Control Center Directories:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\%UserName%\Application Data\CC
  • Vist and Windows 7 Users: C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\CC

Outside Resources:

http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6132_102-384143/control-center-virus/

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect_scanning/control-center-virus-or-malware-removal/f8adad1a-6f1f-47f3-add0-9b19fe4ff6fb

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