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How to uninstall Picture Control Utility from your computer

This web page is about Picture Control Utility for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Nikon. More info about Nikon can be found here. Usually the Picture Control Utility application is to be found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility directory, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall Picture Control Utility by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{87441A59-5E64-4096-A170-14EFE67200C3}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file occupies 784.00 KB (802816 bytes) on disk and is called PictureControlUtil.exe.

Picture Control Utility contains of the executables below. They take 784.00 KB (802816 bytes) on disk.

  • PictureControlUtil.exe (784.00 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 1.0.3 of Picture Control Utility. For more Picture Control Utility versions please click below:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Picture Control Utility from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility

The files below were left behind on your disk by Picture Control Utility's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\Asteroid9.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\CML8.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\Colorado.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\NkPTPLib3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\NkvRTL.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\NkvXView2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PCU.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PicCon.bin
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\picn1020.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\picn1120.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\picn20.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PictureControlApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PictureControlUtil.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\PictureControlUtilLang.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\RedEye.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\Strato7.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Picture Control Utility\WorkQueue2.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nikon\Picture Control Utility 2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\74C3984DF40748B44868D94E79A4ACF6
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{87441A59-5E64-4096-A170-14EFE67200C3}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nikon\MCA\Picture Control Utility
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Nikon\Picture Control Utility

Supplementary values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\74C3984DF40748B44868D94E79A4ACF6\ProductName

How to erase Picture Control Utility using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Picture Control Utility is an application marketed by Nikon. Some users try to erase it. This is difficult because removing this manually takes some knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK approach to erase Picture Control Utility is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Picture Control Utility or simply click the Search field and type in "Picture Control Utility". If it exists on your system the Picture Control Utility program will be found automatically. After you select Picture Control Utility in the list of programs, the following information regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Picture Control Utility, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Picture Control Utility.
Uninstall Picture Control Utility

8. After removing Picture Control Utility, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Picture Control Utility which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Picture Control Utility with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Picture Control Utility by Nikon from your PC, we are not saying that Picture Control Utility by Nikon is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove Picture Control Utility in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-21 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-21 02:09:06.147