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Should I remove TP-LINK USB Printer Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,175
United States Rank #13,779
Reach 0.0304%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.13 days
180.76 days >
Average installed length: 94.98 days


1.14.0613 5.33%
1.14.0423 1.00%
1.13.0801 10.17%
1.13.0320 0.83%
1.12.1126 9.50%
1.12.0927 54.50% 1.17% 17.50%

Other programs by TP-LINK

TP-LINK USB Printer Controller

What is TP-LINK USB Printer Controller?

Print server is a function embedded in your Router. It allows you to share your printer with computers that are connected to the Router.


TP-LINK USB Printer Controller is a software program developed by TP-LINK. The most common release is 1.12.0927, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named USB Printer Controller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.04 MB (4,231,881 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of TP-LINK USB Printer Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tplink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\USB Printer Controller\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D1948A23-737D-47E0-823A-199F6E86D1EA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK USB Printer Controller

Program executable:USB Printer Controller.exe
Name:TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\USB Printer Controller\USB Printer Controller.exe
Additional files:
  • USB Printer Controller.exe - TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
  • NetUSBUDSMBus.sys (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Master Bus of USB Software Bus By TCP)
  • NetUSBUDSMBus64.sys (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider)
  • NetUSBUDSTcpBus.sys - Kernel USB Software Bus by TCP
  • NetUSBUDSTcpBus64.sys
  • Install.exe
  • NuDrvInst.exe
  • NuDrvInst64.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • USB Printer Controller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • USB Printer Controller.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TP-LINK USB Printer Controller' which loads as C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\USB Printer Controller\USB Printer Controller.exe -mini.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • USB Printer Controller.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK-USB Printer Controller\USB Printer Controller.exe'.

How do I remove TP-LINK USB Printer Controller?

You can uninstall TP-LINK USB Printer Controller 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 TP-LINK USB Printer Controller, 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 TP-LINK USB Printer Controller.

Win 10 48%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.33%
Windows 7 45.17%
Windows XP 3.83%
Windows Vista 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.17%
Windows 10 Home 14.17%
Windows 10 Pro 11.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.17%
Windows 8.1 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.13%
  Italy 13.83%
  Netherlands 4.81%
  Brazil 4.66%
  Poland 4.06%
  Hungary 3.91%
  Australia 3.16%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  Germany 2.26%
  Romania 1.95%
  Spain 1.95%
  Czech Republic 1.95%
  Hong Kong 1.80%
  DK 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.71%
Acer 19.13%
ASUS 16.52%
Dell 15.36%
Lenovo 6.96%
Toshiba 6.09%
Samsung 4.35%
Intel 2.32%
Medion 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.67%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com

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rsn86over a year ago
I had to accept UPD incoming connections on port 7437 to be able to see my printer.