What does the controller.exe file do?
The controller.exe process is also known as Robot process and port controller or, as the case may be, TODO: File description and is a part of GigaClicks Crawler or, as the case may be, TODO: Product name. This software is produced by Nimsoft Development or, as the case may be, TODO: Company name. An obsolete or defective version of controller.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Robot process and port controller has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Robot process and port controller 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)
- controller.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module controller.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about controller.exe Robot process and port controller
controller.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Controller.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 475,648 bytes (37% of all these files), 556,544 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The file does not supply any version information or other description. The controller file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A controller.exe file has a 51% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 376,832 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,631,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 556,544 bytes. Controller.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Controller.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as supervise programs.
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 controller.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 controller?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall GigaClicks Crawler or TODO: Product name
To remove Robot process and port controller 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 GigaClicks Crawler or TODO: Product name in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if controller.exe (Robot process and port controller) 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 Robot process and port controller. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Robot process and port controller 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 controller.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.