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What does the cnext.exe file do?

The cnext.exe process is also known as Radeon Settings: Host Application and is a part of AMD Settings - Branding or, as the case may be, Radeon Settings. This software is produced by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com). An obsolete or defective version of cnext.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about cnext.exe Radeon Settings

cnext.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Cnext.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,867,784 bytes (28% of all these files), 4,926,664 bytes, 4,866,760 bytes, 4,873,416 bytes or, as the case may be, 4,887,752 bytes.
The cnext file is not part of the Windows operating system. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. Cnext.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 11% 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 cnext.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 cnext?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall AMD Settings - Branding or Radeon Settings

To remove Radeon Settings from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AMD Settings - Branding or Radeon Settings in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if cnext.exe (Radeon Settings) 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 Radeon Settings. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Radeon Settings 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 cnext.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.

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