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Should I remove Universal Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,037
United States Rank #23,875
Reach 0.0036%


VersionDistribution 1.41% 1.41% 1.41% 1.41% 2.82% 1.41% 9.86% 5.63% 2.82% 1.41% 2.82% 4.23% 2.82% 5.63% 4.23% 9.86% 11.27% 19.72% 9.86%

Universal Control


Universal Control is a software program developed by PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. 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. 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 primary executable is named universal control.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 57.98 MB (60,794,989 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 71% of users of Universal Control come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PreSonus\Universal Control
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\PreSonus\Universal Control\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 57.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Universal Control

Program executable:universal control.exe
Name:Universal Control
Path:C:\Program Files\presonus\universal control\universal control.exe
Additional files:
  • PreSonusHardwareAccessService.exe - PreSonus Hardware Access Service (Enables control of PreSonus hardware connected to the local computer.)
  • cclgui.dll - CCL Cross-platform Framework (Cross-platform User Interface Framework)
  • cclnet.dll - Cross-platform Network Framework
  • cclsecurity.dll - Cross-platform Security Framework
  • cclsystem.dll - Cross-platform System Framework
  • ccltext.dll - Cross-platform Text Framework
  • cclwinrt.dll - WinRT Platform Integration
  • avdecc.dll - Universal Control (AVDECC Protocol Library)
  • ucnet.dll - Universal Control Network Library
  • Uninstall.exe - Universal Control Installer
  • ipp.dll
  • SmaartFactory_Win32.dll
  • vectorlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PreSonusHardwareAccessService.exe runs as a service named 'PreSonus Hardware Access Service' (PreSonus Hardware Access Service) "Enables control of PreSonus hardware connected to the local computer.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Universal Control.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Universal Control' and executes as C:\Program Files\PreSonus\Universal Control\Universal Control.exe /startup.

How do I remove Universal Control?

You can uninstall Universal 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 Universal 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 Universal Control.

Win 10 92%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.55%
Windows 7 8.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 52.11%
Windows 10 Pro 26.76%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.82%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.82%
Windows 7 Professional 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.59%
  France 10.78%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Austria 0.98%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Canada 0.98%
  Colombia 0.98%
  DK 0.98%
  Spain 0.98%
  Ireland 0.98%
  Italy 0.98%
  Norway 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.53%
Dell 18.37%
Hewlett-Packard 16.33%
Lenovo 12.24%
Acer 10.20%
Toshiba 4.08%
Medion 4.08%
Alienware 2.04%
Sony 2.04%
MSI 2.04%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P755D 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55-A 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 1.79%
Sony VGC-JS410F 1.79%
Packard Bell imedia S3840 1.79%
MSI MS-7A39 1.79%


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