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Belkin Home Base Control Center

What is Belkin Home Base Control Center?  (from Belkin International)

Belkin Home Base lets you share your USB devices, such as printers and hard drives, with computers on your home network. The Control Center software offers a convenient central location to configure Home Base and the USB devices you attach to it.


Belkin Home Base Control Center is a program developed by Belkin International. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is connect.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 10.86 MB (11,392,156 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 35% of users of Belkin Home Base Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.belkin.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belkin\Home Base Control Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Belkin\Home Base Control Center\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 10.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belkin Home Base Control Center

Program executable:connect.exe
Name:Belkin Home Base Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\belkin\home base control center\connect.exe
Additional files:
  • BkHistoryBrowser.dll - Belkin Home Base Control Center (Belkin Home Base Control Center History Browser Extension)
  • Hbhelper.exe - Belkin Home Base Control Center Helper
  • HbVirtualDrive.dll - Belkin Home Base Control Center Virtual Drive
  • HistoryBrowser.exe - Belkin Home Base Control Center History Browser
  • BkRestart.exe - Belkin Service Restart Utility
  • BcSetup.exe
  • BkBackupScheduler.exe
  • BkLocalBackup.dll
  • Couninst.exe
  • Hbapcs.exe
  • OSAL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • BkHistoryBrowser.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Belkin HistoryBrowser' with a class of {5E0A7F0F-4B41-4661-A084-BFF3F8CBDE25}.
2 Services
  • Hbapcs.exe runs as a service named 'Belkin Home Base Control Center Service' (Belkin Home Base Control Center Service) "Belkin Home Base Control Center Service".
  • BkBackupScheduler.exe runs as a service named 'Belkin Local Backup Service' (Belkin Local Backup Service) "Belkin Local Backup Service".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\Home Base Control Center\Connect.exe'.

How do I remove Belkin Home Base Control Center?

Quickly and completely remove Belkin Home Base Control Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Belkin Home Base Control Center from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Belkin Home Base Control Center, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Belkin Home Base Control Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 6.94%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.06%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.62%
  Germany 26.92%
  United Kingdom 11.54%
  Belgium 6.41%
  Spain 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.85%
  Austria 2.56%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  France 1.28%
  Greece 1.28%
  Ireland 1.28%
  New Zealand 1.28%
  Portugal 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
ASUS 12.50%
Dell 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Medion 4.17%
Apple 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Intel 2.08%
Compaq 2.08%
Alienware 2.08%
Common models
ASUSTeK N81Vp 4.84%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,3 3.23%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%

About Belkin International

Belkin is a manufacturer of consumer electronics that specializes in connectivity devices and sells in both the consumer and the commercial market, with various product lines including routers, mobile computing accessories, hubs, cables, KVM switches and other peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.belkin.com


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