What is CECAPLF.exe?

The genuine CECAPLF.exe file is a software component of Chicony Camera Assistant by Chicony.
Chicony Camera Assistant is a configuration software for a integrated webcams manufactured by Chicony. CECAPLF.exe runs the Auto Frequency Setting Tool for Chicony Camera Assistant. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Chicony Camera Assistant is a utility software for webcams found on many laptops sold by Gateway, Toshiba, Viewsonic, etc. The program features the ability to record videos, take photos, adjust brightness, contrast, colour, hue, as well as several other video parameters. Chicony Camera Assistant supports the Windows platform. Chicony is a Taiwanese company that designs and develops electronic components for numerous original equipment manufacturers. The company is best known for its motherboards designed for notebooks and personal computers. Chicony also manufactures mobile and desktop keyboards, and integrated digital cameras for desktops for clients such as Dropcam, HP, GoPro, Google and Lenovo. The company was founded in 1983 and is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

CeCAPlF stands for Camera Assistant by Chicony - Auto Programmable Frequency Tool

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CECAPLF.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CECAPLF.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CECAPLF
CECAPLF.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Chicony auto frequency setting tool belongs to software ChiconyCam by Chicony (

Description: CECAPLF.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CECAPLF.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 121,456 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The CECAPLF.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ChiconyCam occur, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall it software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify CECAPLF.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CECAPLF.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CECAPLF.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.


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the only install of chicony software on my machine is related to the camera.

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Best practices for resolving CECAPLF issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CECAPLF. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CECAPLF.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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