What does the MOM.exe file do?
The MOM.exe process is also known as Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program or, as the case may be, ccc-core-static and is a part of Catalyst Control Center - Branding or, as the case may be, Catalyst Control Centre. This software is produced by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com) or, as the case may be, ATI Technologies (www.ati.com). An obsolete or defective version of MOM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Catalyst Control Center has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Catalyst Control Center 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)
- MOM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MOM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MOM.exe Catalyst Control Center
MOM.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file MOM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 299,008 bytes (33% of all these files), 49,152 bytes, 65,536 bytes, 299,520 bytes or, as the case may be, 307,400 bytes.
This MOM program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. MOM.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 27% 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 MOM.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 MOM?
|Its a part of ATI's Catalyst Control Centre, harmless i guess. |
|ATI installed program |
|It is something to do with of catalyst control centre |
|mom.exe is a Catalyst Control Center |
|ATi Catalyist process (further information...) |
Summary: 29 users judge MOM.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted MOM.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Catalyst Control Center - Branding or Catalyst Control Centre
To remove Catalyst Control Center from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Catalyst Control Center - Branding or Catalyst Control Centre in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if MOM.exe (Catalyst Control Center) 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. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Catalyst Control Center 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 MOM.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.