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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 59.51% 3.07% 9.20% 27.61% 0.61%

Media Center Control

What is Media Center Control?  (from Markus Gehlhaar)

With Media Center Control you can control the Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player with your Android Phone.MCC can't be compared with a conventional remote control. Take a look at the video. Because pictures often tell a thousand words. In fact, the entire user interface is shifted to the phone to have quick ac...  Read more


Media Center Control is a software program developed by Markus Gehlhaar. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 3.01 MB (3,160,064 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 72% of users of Media Center Control come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\media center control
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7C7246F8-0357-4EA9-ADD5-C4AD41BBF0F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Media Center Control

  • mcc service remoting.dll - MCC Service Remoting
  • mcc service.exe - MCC Service
  • mcc server.exe - MCC Server
  • mcc server.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mcc server.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run Media Center Control'.
  • mcc service.exe runs as a service named 'Media Center Control' (MediaCenterControl) "Background Service for Media Center Control".

How do I remove Media Center Control?

You can uninstall Media Center Control 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 Media Center Control, 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 Media Center Control.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.48%
Windows 10 28.22%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.56%
Windows 7 Professional 12.27%
Windows 8.1 12.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 72.00%
  United States 11.43%
  France 3.43%
  Austria 1.71%
  Canada 1.71%
  United Kingdom 1.71%
  Australia 1.14%
  Italy 1.14%
  Hong Kong 0.57%
  MA 0.57%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Dominican Republic 0.57%
  Spain 0.57%
  Israel 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 28.13%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 11.46%
ASUS 8.33%
Lenovo 4.17%
Samsung 4.17%
Intel 3.13%
Toshiba 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.78%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.78%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.78%
ASUSTeK K93SV 1.85%
ASUSTeK K93SM 1.85%


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