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What is MOM.exe?

The genuine MOM.exe file is a software component of AMD Catalyst by AMD.
MOM.exe is an executable file that belongs to AMD Catalyst, a device driver and utility software package meant for AMD's graphics cards. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. AMD Catalyst is a program designed for the Windows platform that enables AMD APUs and GPUs to perform faster. The software offers over twenty features and claims up to 19% performance increase on AMD Radeon graphics and up to 29% on AMD APUs. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

Mom stands for Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program (Mom)

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 MOM.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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MOM.exe file information

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

The process known as Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program or ccc-core-static belongs to software Catalyst Control Center - Branding or Catalyst Control Centre or Catalyst Control Center or AMD VISION Engine Control Center by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com) or ATI Technologies (www.ati.com).

Description: MOM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MOM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 299,008 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 49,152 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/mom.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The MOM.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. MOM.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher AMD provides direct support (support.amd.com/) and update information (support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx). You could completely remove Catalyst Control Center or ccc-core-static (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify MOM.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MOM.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Virus.Win32.Neshta.a (detected by Kaspersky), and Virus:Win32/Neshta.A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the MOM.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

Its causing me to have popup ads somehow, everything I click in my browser brings up a new ad window. I hate it.
  VERNON ADAMS  
Keeps crashing every time I try to remove it.
  Laura  
Part of the AMD graphics drivers. If you don't have an AMD GPU, may be dangerous.
   
I think mom.exe slows down my pc ,I see in system that de cpu is used 100% then it won't respond to any takst,that's why I think it's strange.
  Kamta Tirat  
For me I do not remember installing MOM.exe on my pc but when I searched it in my start menu two different things came up. One was just mom and the next one was MOM.exe so I think the MOM.exe one is a spywhere so I open up task master and clicked on it it went a away like it hide its self.
  BrandonK  
Catalyst Control Center (video)
  Vlad  
It comes with ATI, your graphics controller
  Virus King  
It's not good. It gave me a firewall alert the first time I used it, so I let it go and said "Scan anyway", and now, let's just say, I have a new computer.
  Tony  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MOM.exe: based on 100 votes with 9 reviews. 51 users think MOM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 16 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 11 users think MOM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 11 users don't grade MOM.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving MOM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MOM. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MOM.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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