What is MOM.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 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 ( or ATI Technologies (

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". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 299,008 bytes and 4 more variants. 
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 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
The software publisher AMD provides direct support ( and update information ( You could completely remove Catalyst Control Center or ccc-core-static (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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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.


User Comments

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.
Catalyst Control Center (video)
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.
its a have to have if you want to make use of the ccc. Otherwise you wont be overclocking nothing.
Never even saw it pop up into a window until, guess when, Mother's day. It caused a black screen which I needed to perform complete shut down to resolve.
if you have an ATI Radeon graphics card with the ATI Catalyst Control Panel software, MOM.exe is supposed to be there. It's part of the ATI Catalyst Control Center, an application for controlling many of the video card's advanced functions, such as 3D image processing.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MOM.exe: based on 97 votes with 9 reviews. 51 users think MOM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 15 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 9 users think MOM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 10 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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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