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Should I remove ATI Control Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,661
United States Rank #3,287
Reach 0.1502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.58 days
636.54 days >
Average installed length: 334.45 days


VersionDistribution 0.91% 0.54% 0.17% 0.84% 0.41% 6.45% 0.37% 5.34% 0.61% 1.66% 2.53% 6.32% 2.60% 3.82% 8.41% 0.84% 6.08% 1.66% 2.06% 1.52% 2.74% 1.22% 3.72% 6.86% 0.57% 1.28% 1.79% 1.49% 0.27% 1.72% 1.99% 1.79% 0.41% 0.34% 0.10% 1.86% 0.44% 0.03% 0.30% 0.14% 0.95% 0.30% 1.22% 0.71% 0.47% 0.68% 0.57% 0.17% 0.03% 1.05% 0.34%
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ATI Control Panel

What is ATI Control Panel?  (from ATI Technologies)

AMD’s award-winning ATI Catalyst Control Center™ delivers high performance, easy configurability, and advanced features and functionality far beyond traditional driver configuration software. The ATI Catalyst Control Center™ software application gives you complete control of performance and visual quality of your ATI R...  Read more


ATI Control Panel is a program developed by ATI Technologies. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is atiprbxx.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 15.39 MB (16,140,259 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows XP. While about 54% of users of ATI Control Panel come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ati.com/products/catalystcontrolcenter/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ati technologies\ati control panel
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0BEDBD4E-2D34-
Estimated size: 15.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ATI Control Panel

Program executable:atiprbxx.exe
Name:ATI Desktop Component
ATI Desktop Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\ati technologies\ati control panel\atiprbxx.exe
Additional files:
  • aticds10.dll - ATI Graphics Accelerators (CDS Dynamic Link Library)
  • atiicdxx.dll
  • atiicdxx.sys - ATI CDS Dynamic Driver for NT
  • atiiprxx.exe - ATI Problem Report Wizard
  • atiadaxx.exe - ATI Desktop Component (ATI Desktop Control Panel)
  • atipdsxx.dll
  • atipdxxx.dll
  • atiphexx.exe
  • atippaxx.dll
  • atiptaxx.exe
  • atipuixx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • atiptaxx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{665081CF-1B53-4D4B-A6ED-C3D46005063D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • atiptaxx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATIPTA' which loads as C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • atiptaxx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0033156182%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00281162%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00050400%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ATI Control Panel?

You can uninstall ATI Control Panel from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ATI Control Panel, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ATI Control Panel.

Win XP 89%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 94.80%
Windows 7 4.39%
Windows Vista 0.41%
Windows 10 0.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.34%
Windows 7 Professional 0.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.31%
Windows 10 Home 0.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.53%
  Germany 9.16%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Italy 3.87%
  France 3.33%
  Canada 3.19%
  Spain 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Poland 1.14%
  Australia 1.05%
  Romania 1.05%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Japan 0.87%
  Hungary 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.03%
Sahara 17.59%
American Megatrends 15.85%
Hewlett-Packard 12.55%
Intel 6.51%
Toshiba 4.25%
Sony 1.32%
ASUS 1.27%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 9.52%
Dell Computer Latitude D6... 6.61%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 5.64%
Dell Dell DXP051 4.67%
Dell Latitude D610 4.49%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 3.70%

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. focuses on the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. It was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com


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