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Should I remove Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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VersionDistribution 70.59% 26.47% 2.94%

Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic

What is Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic?

Camera Assistant is a computer program that allows a user to operate the built-in web camera that came with most ViewSonic monitors. Though Camera Assistant Software comes included with the ViewSonic software.


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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 19.95 MB (20,920,722 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chicony.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Estimated size: 19.95 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic

  • SNCTRL.exe - Chicony RD Center SNCTRL (SNCTRL)
  • traybar.exe - Chicony traybar (traybar)
  • CEC_MAIN.exe
  • ceccmdll.dll - CM DLL
  • hookdll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • traybar.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8830143A-791E-43BC-AE86-3B9FE0E31398}' (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 ViewSonic\traybar.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • traybar.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic\traybar.exe'.

How do I remove Camera Assistant Software for ViewSonic?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 3%
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 7 70.59%
Windows 10 20.59%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Windows Server 2003 2.94%
Windows XP 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.71%
Windows 10 Pro 8.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.70%
  France 14.89%
  India 4.26%
  Canada 4.26%
  Switzerland 2.13%
  Australia 2.13%
  Russia 2.13%
  New Zealand 2.13%
  DK 2.13%
  Jamaica 2.13%
  Lithuania 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 19.23%
ASUS 7.69%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
MSI 3.85%
Alienware 3.85%
Common models
MSI MS-7641 4.76%
HP-Pavilion KC878AA-ABA m... 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 4.76%
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 4.76%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 4.76%
Dell Precision T1700 4.76%

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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