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Should I remove Hawking Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,882
United States Rank #19,663
Reach 0.0035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.90 days
321.54 days >
Average installed length: 168.95 days


2.69 1.47%
2.49 16.18%
2.23 82.35%

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Hawking Control Center


Hawking Control Center is a program developed by Hawking. The most used version is 2.23, 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 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 Control Center.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 5.24 MB (5,498,353 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 98% of users of Hawking Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: \www.hawkingtech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hawking\Control Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5836F014-73C6-4791-8E76-F3B152EE0DD4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hawking Control Center

Program executable:Control Center.exe
Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Hawking\Control Center\Control Center.exe
Additional files:
  • Control Center.exe - Control Center
  • Install.exe
  • NuDrvInst.exe
  • NuDrvInst64.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Control Center.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Hawking UDS Control Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hawking\Control Center\Control Center.exe -mini.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Control Center.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hawking\Control Center\Control Center.exe'.

How do I remove Hawking Control Center?

You can uninstall Hawking 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hawking Control 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 Hawking Control Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 1%
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 48.53%
Windows 10 47.06%
Windows XP 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 8.1 16.18%
Windows 10 Pro 11.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.18%
  Canada 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
ASUS 8.33%
Apple 8.33%
Acer 6.67%
Sony 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 580 3.03%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro9,2 3.03%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,3 3.03%
HP ProBook 4540s 3.03%


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