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Should I remove Belkin USB Print and Storage Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,203
United States Rank #2,297
Reach 0.1273%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.99 days
589.71 days >
Average installed length: 309.85 days


1.2.0 1.55%
1.1.4 49.98%
1.1.3 9.61%
1.1.2 11.36%
1.1.0 0.20%
1.0.0 27.30%

Other programs by Belkin International

Belkin USB Print and Storage Center

What is Belkin USB Print and Storage Center?

The USB Print and Storage Center is an extra install for your router.


Belkin USB Print and Storage Center is a program developed by Belkin International. The most used version is 1.1.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. 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 couninst.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 11.56 MB (12,122,214 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 83% of users of Belkin USB Print and Storage Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.belkin.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin USB Print and Storage Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin USB Print and Storage Center\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 11.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belkin USB Print and Storage Center

Program executable:couninst.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\belkin\belkin usb print and storage center\couninst.exe
Additional files:
  • Connect.exe - Belkin USB Print and Storage Center
  • HistoryBrowser.exe - Belkin History Browser
  • BkHistoryBrowser.dll - Belkin Local Backup (Belkin History Browser Extension)
  • Bkapcs.exe

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • Connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E0DED59B-BAEF-419F-B8F6-139150E54DA0}' (runs on registration).
  • Bkapcs.exe runs as a service named 'Belkin USB Center Helper' (Belkin USB Center Helper) "Belkin USB Center Helper".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin USB Print and Storage Center\Connect.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016190614%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00070158%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00091749%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,483,145
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:427 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0004284853%
Kernel CPU:0.00023025%
User CPU:0.00019824%
CPU cycles/sec:41,568
I/O reads/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove Belkin USB Print and Storage Center?

You can uninstall Belkin USB Print and Storage 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Belkin USB Print and Storage Center, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 USB Print and Storage Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.53%
Windows 10 15.50%
Windows Vista 10.36%
Windows XP 5.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.77%
Windows 7 Professional 8.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.57%
Windows 10 Home 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.39%
  Australia 3.29%
  Germany 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  Canada 1.46%
  Italy 0.83%
  New Zealand 0.73%
  Sweden 0.65%
  Belgium 0.63%
  France 0.42%
  United Arab Emirates 0.39%
  Netherlands 0.37%
  India 0.31%
  Austria 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.75%
Dell 28.22%
Acer 10.77%
Toshiba 10.65%
ASUS 5.84%
Samsung 1.74%
Lenovo 1.38%
American Megatrends 1.20%
Intel 1.14%
Gateway 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.11%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.72%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.08%

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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