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Catalyst Control Center - Branding

What is Catalyst Control Center - Branding?

The Catalyst driver package included the ATI Catalyst Control Center. It is designed for manipulating many of the hardware's functions, such as 3D settings, monitor controls and video options. It shows a small 3D preview and allows the user to see how changes to the graphics settings affects the quality of the rendered image. It also shows information about the card itself and the software data.

About  (from Advanced Micro Devices)

The AMD Catalystâ„¢ Control center has been designed from the ground up to give you a stable, reliable experience and also allow you to control every aspect of your GPU quickly and easily. Quickly and easily add and configure additional displays to your GPU.


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 setup package generally installs about 20 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amd.com
Help link: support.amd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E2F0AF23-FE2F-4222-9A43-55E63CC41EF1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Catalyst Control Center - Branding

  • CLIStart.exe - Catalyst® Control Center (Catalyst® Control Center Launcher)
  • MOM.exe - Catalyst Control Center (Catalyst Control Center: Monitoring program)
  • LOG.exe
  • MMLoadDrv.exe
  • SLSTaskbar.exe
  • SLSTaskbar64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MOM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C29F27F-4C6C-475D-8646-8F94882EF8BC}'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CLIStart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StartCCC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005495279%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023913%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031040%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:298,375
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:389 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:106 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Catalyst Control Center - Branding?

You can uninstall Catalyst Control Center - Branding 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 Catalyst Control Center - Branding, 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 Catalyst Control Center - Branding.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
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 41.67%
Windows 10 41.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Acer 27.27%
Toshiba 18.18%
ASUS 9.09%

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com


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