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Should I remove ControlFilters?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
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1.0.7 15.38%
1.0.0 84.62%



ControlFilters is a program developed by The Advertising Network. The most used version is 1.0.0, 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. 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 installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.79 MB (1,879,875 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 44% of users of ControlFilters come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: homepa.ge
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ControlFilters\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BCCB2575-81E3-4FE1-B2EA-438547692039}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ControlFilters

  • CFMonitor.exe - HPText.AssemblyProductMonitor (HPText.AssemblyTitleMonitor)
  • CFService.exe - HPText.AssemblyProductService (CFService)
  • ControlFilters.exe - Control Filters
  • FiddlerCore.dll (by Eric Lawrence) - FiddlerCore
  • CFUtil.dll - CFUtility
  • makecert.exe (by Microsoft) - ECM MakeCert

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • CFService.exe runs as a service named 'CFService' (CFService.exe) "ControlFilter Service".
  • CFMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'CFMonitor' (CFMonitor.exe) "ControlFilter Monitor Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ControlFilters.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ControlFilters' which loads as C:\Program Files\ControlFilters\ControlFilters.exe.

How do I remove ControlFilters?

You can uninstall ControlFilters 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 ControlFilters, 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 ControlFilters.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 10 30.77%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 44.44%
  United States 27.78%
  Germany 16.67%
  Australia 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Acer 33.33%
Dell 11.11%
Samsung 11.11%
Common models
Samsung RC530/RC730 10.00%
HP Z210 Workstation 10.00%
HP 650 Notebook PC 10.00%
HP 635 Notebook PC 10.00%
Gigabyte M720-US3 10.00%
Advent QC6003 10.00%


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