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Should I remove Camera Assistant Software for Gateway?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,798
United States Rank #6,039
Reach 0.0279%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.75 days
110.67 days >
Average installed length: 58.15 days


VersionDistribution 16.36% 0.91% 1.82% 8.91% 7.82% 24.36% 16.00% 7.27% 10.00% 2.36% 4.18%

Camera Assistant Software for Gateway

What is Camera Assistant Software for Gateway?

Camera Assistant is a computer program that allows a user to operate the built-in web camera that came with most Gateway computers. Though Camera Assistant Software comes pre-installed on Gateway it is possible to uninstall it.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named traybar.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 10.54 MB (11,054,813 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chicony.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{39098402-3F7A-4257-A4AE-FC1181D1B40B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009
Estimated size: 10.54 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Camera Assistant Software for Gateway

Program executable:traybar.exe
Name:Chicony traybar
Path:C:\Program Files\camera assistant software for gateway\traybar.exe
Additional files:
  • SNCTRL.exe - Chicony RD Center SNCTRL (SNCTRL)
  • ClientPropertyPageLIB.dll - ClientPropertyPageLIB Dynamic Link Library (ClientPropertyPageLIB DLL)
  • CEC_MAIN.exe
  • ceccmdll.dll - CM DLL
  • FixUVC.exe
  • hookdll.dll
  • RemoveOemLink.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • traybar.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E0A1DBC2-766C-4B49-A84D-A9ABEBC6E66F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • traybar.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Camera Assistant Software' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000240364%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001968%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000436%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,206
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.21 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.18 MB
Total CPU:0.0001808050%
Kernel CPU:0.00011332%
User CPU:0.00006749%
CPU cycles/sec:6,111,641
I/O reads/min:31.64 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Camera Assistant Software for Gateway?

You can uninstall Camera Assistant Software for Gateway 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 Camera Assistant Software for Gateway, 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 Camera Assistant Software for Gateway.

Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 78.36%
Windows 7 18.18%
Windows 10 2.55%
Windows XP 0.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 76.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.30%
Windows 7 Professional 1.46%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.10%
Windows 8 Pro 0.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.81%
  Canada 3.48%
  Mexico 1.91%
  United Kingdom 0.56%
  Germany 0.34%
  Poland 0.34%
  Australia 0.22%
  Japan 0.22%
  Israel 0.22%
  Iran 0.22%
  TT 0.11%
  Brazil 0.11%
  Uruguay 0.11%
  Belgium 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 95.19%
Acer 1.92%
Toshiba 1.54%
ASUS 0.58%
Dell 0.38%
Sahara 0.38%
Common models
Gateway P-7805u 8.00%
Gateway MD7818U ... 4.84%
Gateway M-6750 ... 4.00%
Gateway MD2614u ... 4.00%
Gateway T-6836 3.37%
Gateway M-7315U ... 3.37%

About Chicony Electronics Co.,Ltd

Chicony Electronics is an electronics manufacturer whose products include input devices, power supplies and digital image products.
Publisher URL: www.chicony.com.tw


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