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Should I remove ControlFLASH?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,146
United States Rank #16,320
Reach 0.0108%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.76 days
435.46 days >
Average installed length: 228.80 days


12.01.00 2.35%
12.00.01 33.80%
12.00.00 9.39%
11.00.00 19.25%
10.00.11 2.82%
9.00.015 17.84%
8.00.017 4.23%
7.0.9 3.29%
7.0.8 2.82%
6.0.6 1.41%
6.0.2 2.82%

Typically installed together



ControlFLASH is a program developed by Rockwell Software. The most used version is 12.00.01, 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. 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 _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 8.42 MB (8,834,048 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 55% of users of ControlFLASH come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\rockwell
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{06D0A2C7-0241-46EF-9BA9-D326F3855BF8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ControlFLASH

Program executable:_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
Additional files:
  • diagnosticssetup.exe - FactoryTalk ® (DiagnosticsSetupr Module (A))
  • ftdiagmux.dll - FT-Diagnostics Multiplexor Module (A)
  • ftdiagnosticsodbc.dll - FTDiagnosticsODBC Module
  • ftdiagnosticsviewer.dll - FactoryTalk Diagnostic Viewer
  • ftdiagnosticsvieweren.dll - FTDiagnosticsViewer.dll's English resources (A)
  • ftdiagviewer.exe - FactoryTalk Diagnostic Viewer (A)
  • ftdiagvieweren.dll - FTDiagViewer.EXE's English resources (A)
  • rnadiagnosticconfig.dll - RNADiagnosticConfig Module
  • rnadiagnosticconfigen.dll - RNADiagnosticConfig.DLL's English resources (A)
  • rnadiagnostics.dll - RNADiagnostics Module
  • rnadiagnosticsdh.dll - FactoryTalk Diagnostics Device Health Adaptor (A)
  • rnadiagnosticsdhen.dll - RNADiagnosticsDH.DLL's English resources (A)
  • rnadiagnosticsen.dll - RNADiagnostics Module (A)
  • rnadiagnosticsmacc.dll - RNADiagnosticsMACC Module
  • rnadiagnosticsmaccen.dll - RNADiagnosticsMACC.DLL's English resources (A)
  • rnadiagnosticsnative.dll - RNADiagnosticsNative Module
  • rnadiagnosticsnativeen.dll - RNADiagnosticsNative.DLL English resources (A)
  • rnadiagnosticssrv.exe - FactoryTalk Diagnostics Reader
  • rnadiagnostictapsps.dll - RNADiagnosticTaps Module (A)
  • rnadiagreceiver.exe - FactoryTalk Diagnostics CE Receiver
  • rnautility.dll - RNA-Utility services
  • rnautilityen.dll - Language resources for RNA-Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • rnadiagreceiver.exe runs as a service named 'FactoryTalk Diagnostics CE Receiver' (RNADiagReceiver) "Receives messages broadcast from CE devices".
  • rnadiagnosticssrv.exe runs as a service named 'FactoryTalk Diagnostics Local Reader' (RNADiagnosticsService).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • rnadiagreceiver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\RNADiagReceiver.exe'.
  • rnadiagnosticssrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\RNADiagnosticsSrv.exe'.

How do I remove ControlFLASH?

You can uninstall ControlFLASH 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 ControlFLASH, 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 ControlFLASH.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.59%
Windows XP 13.15%
Windows 10 10.80%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.43%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.08%
Windows 8.1 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.43%
  Canada 5.43%
  Italy 5.43%
  Mexico 3.62%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Australia 1.81%
  India 1.81%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Israel 1.09%
  Poland 1.09%
  MA 0.72%
  Colombia 0.72%
  France 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.48%
Hewlett-Packard 26.71%
Lenovo 8.07%
Acer 6.83%
ASUS 4.97%
Samsung 3.11%
Toshiba 1.86%
American Megatrends 1.24%
Sahara 1.24%
Common models
Dell Precision M4600 3.70%
Dell Precision M4800 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.96%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.96%
Dell Latitude E5520 2.22%


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