Control Center

Control Center Description

ScreenshotControl Center (or ControlCenter) is a malicious anti-spyware application from the rogueware family of Privacy Center and Safety Center. With the help of stealthy Trojans, Control Center is able to surreptitiously enter user's systems. Control Center attempts to trick users into believing that their computers are infected with malware that can only be removed with Control Center itself.

Do not be fooled by the scan reports, warnings and pop-ups displayed by Control Center, they are all fabricated and not to be trusted. Control Center will not only swindle you out of your money, but also greatly affect the operation of your computer system. If encountered on your computer, uninstall Control Center immediately.

Aliases: PrivacyCenter [Symantec], Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra [Sunbelt], Mal/FakeAV-CZ [Sophos], Trojan.FakeAV, Adware/PrivacyCenter [Panda], a variant of Win32/Adware.PrivacyCenter.BK [NOD32], Artemis!8BA56D72783E [McAfee], not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.PrivacyCenter.rl [Kaspersky], W32/PrivacyCenter.A.gen!Eldorado [Authentium], Trojan.FraudPack.SBS, Troj/PrvCnt-Gen [Sophos], Low Risk Adware, Adware.Lop, Suspicious file [Panda] and Win32/Adware.PrivacyCenter [NOD32].

Technical Information

File System Details

Control Center creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Control Center\CCenter.exe\CCenter.exe 793,600 f889a196c76918796cbb56d597364334 201
2 %APPDATA%\PCenter\sp.exe 1,804,800 400338533270b1e3ed357ebf2b789299 68
3 %APPDATA%\PCenter\ap.exe 556,032 3f33b101ff62ff35d6eecca4ac07bf86 59
4 pc.exe 1,753,088 fb60d641d6d9a0a72a300a220387d44c 0
5 flash_player_update[1].exe 1,600,883 67626ec33dea5713cda8918e5c5fc3c7 0
6 agent.exe 551,424 c8b9135cb7a38fc693a73daf524e20eb 0
7 ccagent.exe 552,448 b6deda1e1e3c52c1b4a0e52cab415a10 0
More files

Registry Details

Control Center creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
CCenter.exe
CCenter.exe
CCenter.lnk
Directory
%AppData%\CCenter

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One Comment

  • DONNIE PARKER :

    Infected with control center even in safe mode only got the command prompt screen with DOS How do i remove it that way Thanks donnie

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