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Should I remove Philips Device Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 36.84% 15.79% 15.79% 21.05% 5.26% 5.26%

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Philips Device Control Center


Philips Device Control Center is a program developed by Philips. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is PDCC.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 21.55 MB (22,601,174 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 74% of users of Philips Device Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.philips.com/dictation
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Philips Speech\Device Control Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2C251FE3-8EEB-47B7-893A-4008A79ACF2E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Philips Device Control Center

Program executable:PDCC.exe
Name:Philips Device Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Philips Speech\Device Control Center\PDCC.exe
Additional files:
  • PDCC.exe - Philips Device Control Center
  • PSP.DeviceControlCenter.Common.dll - Philips Device Control Center - Common
  • PSP.DeviceControlCenter.Configuration.dll - Philips Device Control Center - Configuration
  • PSP.DeviceControlCenter.Engine.dll - Philips Device Control Center - Engine
  • PSP.Common.Logger.dll - Philips Logger
  • PIA.SMEXAudio.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SMEXAUDIOLib'.
  • PIA.SpMikeCtrl.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SpMikeCtrl'.
  • Interop.DNSTools.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DNSTools'.
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDCC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Philips Device Control Center' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Philips Speech\Device Control Center\PDCC.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove Philips Device Control Center?

Quickly and completely remove Philips Device 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 Philips Device 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 Philips Device 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 Philips Device Control Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows 8 15.79%
Windows XP 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.05%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.53%
Windows 8.1 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.26%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.53%
  Germany 14.71%
  Netherlands 5.88%
  Canada 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 13.33%
Medion 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 11.76%
Acer Aspire 5541 5.88%
Acer Aspire 5253 5.88%
Wortmann_AG TERRA_PC 5.88%
ASUSTeK UX31A 5.88%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT ... 5.88%

About Philips

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Publisher URL: www.philips.com


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