84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove USB Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #17,744
United States Rank #9,922
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.50 days
693.28 days >
Average installed length: 364.26 days


2.2.0 13.33%
2.1.0 12.96%
2.0.0 73.70%

Other programs by Belkin International

USB Control Center


USB Control Center is a software program developed by Belkin International. The most common release is 2.0.0, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 8.82 MB (9,246,136 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 87% of users of USB Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belkin\USB Control Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Belkin\USB Control Center\Couninst.exe
Estimated size: 8.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Control Center

  • Connect.exe - USB Control Center
  • Bkapcs.exe
  • Couninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Bkapcs.exe runs as a service named 'Belkin USB Center Helper' (Belkin USB Center Helper) "Belkin USB Center Helper".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Connect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\USB Control Center\Connect.exe'.

How do I remove USB Control Center?

You can uninstall USB 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 USB 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 USB Control Center.

Win 10 62%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.85%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 2.59%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.52%
Windows 8.1 19.78%
Windows 10 Home 18.66%
Windows 10 Pro 11.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.34%
Windows 7 Professional 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.03%
  Canada 2.59%
  Germany 1.18%
  Australia 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Italy 0.94%
  Sweden 0.71%
  United Kingdom 0.71%
  United Arab Emirates 0.47%
  Saudi Arabia 0.47%
  Hong Kong 0.24%
  Chile 0.24%
  Singapore 0.24%
  South Africa 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.46%
Dell 25.91%
Acer 11.92%
Toshiba 10.88%
ASUS 9.33%
Lenovo 6.74%
Samsung 1.55%
Sony 1.55%
Intel 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
Dell XPS 8700 3.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 2.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.72%
Dell XPS 8300 2.72%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.72%

About Belkin International

Belkin is a manufacturer of consumer electronics that specializes in connectivity devices and sells in both the consumer and the commercial market, with various product lines including routers, mobile computing accessories, hubs, cables, KVM switches and other peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.belkin.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.