English | Deutsch

What is CEC_MAIN.exe?

CEC_MAIN.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if CEC_MAIN.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

CEC_MAIN.exe file information

The process known as Video Web Camera belongs to software Camera Assistant Software for or Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba or Camera Assistant Software for Gateway or Video Web Camera by Chicony (www.chicony.com).

Description: CEC_MAIN.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CEC_MAIN.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 4,813,312 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 4,624,384 bytes and 22 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/cec_main.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. CEC_MAIN.exe is able to record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:

  • ask for help from Support
  • uninstall Camera Assistant Software for or Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify CEC_MAIN.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CEC_MAIN.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CEC_MAIN.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

NO DANGER! Only WebCam software for Toshiba. Located in C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba runs with about 2300 kb
  Mikael P.M.  
It is the built in web cam program on my laptop on windows vista C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba
It comes with a Creative Driver for Webcam
neu installieren
My computer can not excute and ask for downlaod.
  Abdelrahman Bashari  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CEC_MAIN.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments.
8 users think CEC_MAIN.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks CEC_MAIN.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade CEC_MAIN.exe ("not sure about it").

Do you have additional information?
What do you know about CEC_MAIN.exe: 
How do you rate it: 
Link for more info's: 
Your Name: 

CEC_MAIN scanner

Security Task Manager shows all running Windows tasks including embedded hidden functions (e.g. keyboard or browser monitoring, autostart entry). A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, keylogger or a Trojan.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware and tracking threats from your hard disk. Ideal supplement to Security Task Manager.

SpeedUpMyPC scans, cleans, repairs and optimizes your computer.

Other processes

CEC_MAIN.exe [all]