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Should I remove Samsung Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,416
United States Rank #9,421
Reach 0.0658%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.78 days
259.00 days >
Average installed length: 136.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

Other programs by Samsung Electronics

Samsung Control Center

What is Samsung Control Center?

Samsung Control Center which is installed by default with many laptop models provides an array of tools and utilities designed to enhance the features of the laptop as well as provides configuration and management functions. Such tools inlcude the Easy Display Manager Wireless On/Off utility for turning WiFi on or offed. The HotKey utility, a speed boost tool and various additional programs.

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is controlcenter.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 60.38 MB (63,309,010 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Control Center
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{17283B95-21A8-4996-97DA-547A48DB266F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 60.38 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Control Center

Program executable:controlcenter.exe
Name:Samsung Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\samsung\samsung control center\controlcenter.exe
MD5:f30987a2f52535e5fc197d0ba1c2b1bf
Additional files:
  • Sabi3.dll - SABI3 Library For Windows7 (SABI3 Library For Windows7 (x86))
  • SCCColorDll.dll - Samsung Control Center
  • SCCNetworkDll.dll
  • SmartSetting.exe - Smart Setting Program
  • SoundAliveRun.exe
  • SoundAliveRun64.exe
  • EDM-BatteryWarning.exe - EDM - Battery Warning (EDM-BatteryWarning)
  • dmhkcore.exe - Easy Display Manager
  • DMLauncher_Vista.exe - Easy Display Manager Loader
  • DMLauncher_XP.exe - Loader of Easy Display Manager - Display Configurations Dialog
  • DMLoader.exe
  • EasySpeedUpManager2.exe - Easy SpeedUp Manager (Easy SpeedUp Manager 2 (Vista/Win7))
  • EDMWirelessConfig.exe - Easy Display Manager Wireless On/Off
  • MovieColorEnhancer.exe - Movie Color Enhancer
  • RunGfxUI64.exe - Intel Graphics Option 64bit launcher
  • easyspeedupmanager.exe - EasySpeedUpManager
  • FastStart.exe - Samsung Fast Start (Setting program for Fast Start Function)
  • ALS_DefaultConfig.exe - ALS_DefaultConfig
  • HotKeyOption.exe - EDM HotKey Option
  • SCCMessageBox.exe - SCCMessageBox
  • OSCHeckDriverInst.exe - OS Sku Check
  • SCCSpeedBoot.exe - SCCSpeedBoot
  • HookDllUSB.dll - HookDllUSB (HookDllUSB DLL)
  • KStartMem.exe - KSTARTMEM (KMDFMEMIO Setup Application)
  • SUS.dll - SUS DLL
  • ProgressDlg.exe - ESUM2 (Progress)
  • DevCon.exe (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • S3Dapi32.dll (by S3 Graphics Co) - Part of S3 Screen Toys (S3 multi-chip display switch utility (32-bit))
  • dmiHK.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • ControlCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7F44EC4A-F112-47F1-989E-329FCA2BBD23}' (runs on registration).
  • MovieColorEnhancer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{14D4A6B1-26A6-4485-A651-585F4A8CAACF}' (runs on registration).
  • HotKeyOption.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F82ACF8A-21BA-4514-9ACD-27E65E149C54}' (runs on registration).
  • dmhkcore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'EasyDisplayMgr'.
  • EasySpeedUpManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'EasySpeedUpManager'.
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • dmhkcore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EasyDisplayMgr.
  • SmartSetting.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartSetting.
  • MovieColorEnhancer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MovieColorEnhancer.
  • EasySpeedUpManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EasySpeedUpManager.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DMLoader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DMHotKey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\DMLoader.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • MovieColorEnhancer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Movie Color Enhancer\MovieColorEnhancer.exe'.
  • EasySpeedUpManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\EasySpeedUpManager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SmartSetting.exe
Memory:7.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000886139%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005294%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003568%
0.015104% average
dmhkcore.exe
Memory:8.42 MB
Total CPU:0.0000886136%
Kernel CPU:0.00005294%
User CPU:0.00003568%
Switches/sec:3
MovieColorEnhancer.exe
Memory:3.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0003237628%
Kernel CPU:0.00010736%
User CPU:0.00021640%
CPU cycles/sec:31,704
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Samsung Control Center?

Quickly and completely remove Samsung 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 Samsung 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 Samsung 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 Samsung Control Center.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#7,416

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.16%
Windows 8 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.13%
Windows 7 Starter 2.50%
Windows 7 Professional 1.20%
Windows 8 Pro 0.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.78%
  United Kingdom 8.62%
  Canada 4.75%
  Russia 4.07%
  Germany 3.88%
  Italy 3.20%
  Australia 3.10%
  Norway 2.91%
  Sweden 2.71%
  Mexico 2.52%
  France 2.42%
  Brazil 2.23%
  Israel 2.13%
  Poland 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 98.70%
Dell 0.54%
Hewlett-Packard 0.43%
Acer 0.33%
Common models
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 39.76%
Samsung 305V4A/305V5A 22.78%
Samsung 305U1A 8.98%
Samsung 305V4A/305V5A/341... 8.00%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 7.56%
Samsung 350U2A/350U2B/300... 4.82%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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