What does the iwctrl.exe file do?
The iwctrl.exe process is also known as InstantWrite Control Center and is a part of Studio MediaSuite Recording or, as the case may be, InstantWrite. This software is produced by Pinnacle Systems GmbH (www.pinnaclesys.com) or, as the case may be, VOB Computersysteme GmbH (www.vob.de). An obsolete or defective version of iwctrl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- InstantWrite Control Center has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- InstantWrite Control Center 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)
- iwctrl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iwctrl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iwctrl.exe InstantWrite Control Center
iwctrl.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file iwctrl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,346,560 bytes (40% of all these files), 751,104 bytes, 732,160 bytes or, as the case may be, 836,096 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. Iwctrl.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 42% 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 iwctrl.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.
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How to uninstall Studio MediaSuite Recording or InstantWrite
To remove InstantWrite Control Center from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Studio MediaSuite Recording or InstantWrite in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if iwctrl.exe (InstantWrite Control Center) 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 InstantWrite Control Center. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for InstantWrite Control Center 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 iwctrl.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.