Is CLIStart.exe safe?
CLIStart.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 CLIStart.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.
CLIStart.exe file information
The process known as Catalyst® Control Center Launcher or ccc-core-static or ATI Catalyst Control Center or CatalystR Control Center Launcher or setup
belongs to software ccc-core-static or ATI Catalyst Control Center or Catalyst Control Center or Catalyst Control Center - Branding or ATI Catalyst Control Center Ex or www.ati.com or ccc-Branding or Branding
by ATI (www.amd.com) or Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com) or ATI Technologies (www.ati.com) or install.
Description: CLIStart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CLIStart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 90,112 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 61,440 bytes and 37 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). CLIStart.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with CLIStart.exe, you can do the following:
- get help from the software vendor AMD
- find out if there is a newer version available
- completely remove Catalyst Control Center or ccc-core-static (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
Recommended: Identify CLIStart.exe related errors
If CLIStart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 641,664 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The CLIStart.exe file is digitally signed. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The CLIStart.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CLIStart.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Agent.jh (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Zonebac (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the CLIStart.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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