What does the brctrcen.exe file do?
The brctrcen.exe process is also known as ControlCenter Program or, as the case may be, ControlCenter2 Main Program and is a part of ControlCenter. This software is produced by Brother Industries (www.brother.com). An obsolete or defective version of brctrcen.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ControlCenter Program has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ControlCenter Program has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- brctrcen.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module brctrcen.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about brctrcen.exe ControlCenter Program
brctrcen.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Brctrcen.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (76% of all these files), 65,536 bytes, 77,824 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,011,712 bytes.
This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves brctrcen.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about brctrcen?
|This program is distributed with Brother Multi-Function Center (MFC) and FAX machines. It allows the machine to be remotely setup from a PC. It sets the default values so they don't have to be done at the machine little LCD. It's completely documented in the Brother "Software Users Guide." |
|has to do with control center paperport scanner |
|Belongs to Brother MFC |
| its spyware |
Summary: 2 users judge brctrcen.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted brctrcen.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ControlCenter
To remove ControlCenter Program from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ControlCenter in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if brctrcen.exe (ControlCenter Program) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ControlCenter Program. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ControlCenter Program or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or brctrcen.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.