What does the CLIStart.exe file do?
The CLIStart.exe process is also known as Catalyst® Control Center Launcher or, as the case may be, ccc-core-static and is a part of Catalyst Control Center - Branding or, as the case may be, www.ati.com. This software is produced by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com) or, as the case may be, ATI (www.amd.com). An obsolete or defective version of CLIStart.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Catalyst Control Center Launcher has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Catalyst Control Center Launcher has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CLIStart.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CLIStart.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CLIStart.exe Catalyst Control Center Launcher
CLIStart.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CLIStart.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 767,176 bytes (16% of all these files), 98,304 bytes as well as 30 other variants.
This particular software is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The CLIStart file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. CLIStart.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 6% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CLIStart.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CLIStart?
|Part of ATI Catalyst Control Center |
|ATI - Catalyst Control Center (further information...) |
|Part of ATI Technologies |
|essential for ATI Catalyst Control Center |
|part of ati catalyst control center |
Summary: 14 users judge CLIStart.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Catalyst Control Center - Branding or www.ati.com
To remove Catalyst Control Center Launcher from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Catalyst Control Center - Branding or www.ati.com in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CLIStart.exe (Catalyst Control Center Launcher) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Catalyst Control Center Launcher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Catalyst Control Center Launcher or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CLIStart.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.