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What is cnext.exe?

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 cnext.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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Cnext.exe file information

The process known as Radeon Settings: Host Application belongs to software AMD Settings - Branding or Radeon Settings by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com).

Description: Cnext.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The cnext.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,926,664 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 4,867,784 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/cnext.exe.html 
The cnext.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Cnext.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. Cnext.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher AMD provides direct support (support.amd.com). You could remove the entire program AMD Settings - Branding or Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify cnext.exe related errors

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

belongs to the driver of the AMD Radeon graphic adapter card (formerly ATI). Seems to be linked with the Radeon update module.
  Matt  

Summary: Average user rating of cnext.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving cnext issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cnext. 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 cnext.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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