Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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96ce8 50.00%
7efe2 50.00%
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controller.exe

Remove controller.exe
MD5:   96ce85b5b4bac3233cf3c38c744185c2
SHA1:   d9c5c821579dbbda4ce3d3e1bc9552da45c1f513

Overview

controller.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. This is typically installed with the program GigaClicks Crawler published by GigaClicks inc. and is most likely removed by most users once installed (88% removed).

DetailsDetails

File name:controller.exe
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\gcc\controller.exe
Size:500.5 KB (512,512 bytes)
Build date:11/5/2013 6:32 AM
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
GigaClicks inc.
  88% remove
This spyware/adware program monitors a user's web browsing activity and captures click-stream data in order to aggregate and track a user's behavior including search and browse. This is done through it's "WebStroller" application. "When WebStroller runs on your computer, GigaClicks inc may automatically receive non- personally identifiable information, such as your system’s IP address, when you contact our servers. WebStroller itsel...

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled task
  • The task 'GC_Scheduler' runs daily in the path '\GC_Scheduler'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00037793%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00002250%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00035543%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:82,041 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:6,306,813/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:5.61 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.65 MB
Private (minimum):816 KB
Non-paged memory:5.61 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:59.87 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):65.7 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.04 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):10.71 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:232,928/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:636 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:21.99 KB/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:787/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:12
12
Handles:240
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:C:\users\user\appdata\local\gcc\controller.exe
Owner:User
Parent process:taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
Controller.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.02072922%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.01215912%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00857009%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:484,367/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:536 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00172219%
Kernel CPU:0.00149412%
User CPU:0.00022806%
CPU cycles:31,214/sec
Memory:1.23 MB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 100.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 100.00% of controller.exe.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Gateway 100.00%
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