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Should I remove Intel Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30
United States Rank #32
Reach 11.1106%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.57 days
370.78 days >
Average installed length: 194.82 days


VersionDistribution 6.48% 1.14% 18.63% 70.81% 2.93%
1.0 0.01%

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Intel Control Center

What is Intel Control Center?  (from Intel)

Intel® Desktop Control Center is designed to help you improve system stability, optimize performance, and control cooling and acoustic characteristics. Available only on performance and enthusiast Intel® Desktop Boards, this dynamic application allows you to do more with your desktop board than ever before.


Intel Control Center is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named intelcontrolcenter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 1.67 MB (1,747,837 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 49% of users of Intel Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/dcc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Control Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Control Center\uninstaller\SetupICC.exe -uninstall -force -confirm
Estimated size: 1.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Control Center

Program executable:intelcontrolcenter.exe
Name:Intel® Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\intel\intel control center\intelcontrolcenter.exe
Additional files:
  • SetupICC.exe - Intel® Control Center installer (Intel® Control Center)
  • IntelControlCenter.resources.dll - Intel® Control Center
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.Scripting.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Scripting'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • IntelControlCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4098F142-622C-4711-B29D-4133F944B6A6}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • IntelControlCenter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Magix PCCT IntelControlCenter.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Control Center\IntelControlCenter.exe".

How do I remove Intel Control Center?

You can uninstall Intel 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 Intel(R) 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 Intel Control Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.94%
Windows 10 26.77%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Windows XP 0.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.70%
Windows 7 Professional 13.74%
Windows 10 Home 8.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.62%
Windows 8.1 7.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.39%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  Germany 5.04%
  France 3.70%
  Italy 3.31%
  Canada 3.28%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Australia 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  India 1.48%
  Spain 1.34%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Taiwan 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.24%
Dell 23.79%
Acer 18.79%
ASUS 14.63%
Lenovo 5.82%
Samsung 4.63%
Sony 3.13%
Intel 0.66%
Medion 0.54%
Alienware 0.51%
Toshiba 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.40%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.47%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
kononokoover a year ago
I had to uninstall this program because my keyboard would have random inputs when playing league of legends.
expert comment
Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Make sure you have the appropriate BIOS. If you're not sure what BIOS version is installed, restart the computer and press F2 to enter the BIOS setup. The BIOS version will be displayed. For example, BIOS SOX5810 is noted as SOX5810J.86A.5559.2011.xxxx.xxxx. If Intel Desktop Boards DP55KG or DP55SB, use the BIOS: KGIBX10J.86A version 5924 or newer.
user comment
ralphclarkover a year ago
Intel Control Centre as found on Dell Laptops is not the same thing as Intel Desktop Control Centre as found on the Intel website. The former is only a redundant launcher for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool and can be removed with impunity.