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Should I remove Catalyst Media Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,304
United States Rank #19,012
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Catalyst Media Center

What is Catalyst Media Center?  (from Advanced Micro Devices)

Catalyst Media Centerâ„¢ takes the concept of the multimedia PC to an entirely new level, taking over where other media center solutions leave off. Next generations of HD video are converging on H.264, a compression standard that retains incredible video quality while taming the enormous video file sizes that sap bandwid...  Read more


Catalyst Media Center is a software program developed by Advanced Micro Devices. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named catalystmc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 89% of users of Catalyst Media Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Venezuela.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ati.com/products/catalystmediacenter/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ati\catalyst media center
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2637C347-9DAD-

Program filesFiles installed by Catalyst Media Center

Program executable:catalystmc.exe
Name:Cyberlink PowerCinema
ATI MX Main Program
Path:C:\Program Files\ati\catalyst media center\catalystmc.exe
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CMCService.exe (by CyberLink) - ATI MX (ATI MX Resident Program)
  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • BGOLDLIB.dll
  • CDRBS2K.dll (by B.H.A Co.,Ltd) - B's Recorder GOLD (Filter command( for Windows2000 and XP ))
  • CDRBSVSD.dll
  • CGENERAL.dll
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • COMCDROM.dll
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • MFC71u.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • SFFFAKE.dll
  • STDCDR.dll
  • STDCDRS.dll
  • stdsff.dll
  • stdsff2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CatalystMC.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PCinemaVideoFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'PlayWithCatalystMediaCenter.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CMCService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CMCService' which loads as "C:\Program Files\ATI\Catalyst Media Center\CMCService.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0202830636%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01352204%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00676102%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Catalyst Media Center?

You can uninstall Catalyst Media Center 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 Media Center, 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 Media Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.25%
Windows XP 15.00%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 10 6.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.91%
Windows 7 Professional 18.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.13%
Windows 10 Pro 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.15%
  Canada 9.30%
  Venezuela 0.78%
  Peru 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.19%
Hewlett-Packard 26.42%
Acer 15.09%
American Megatrends 5.66%
Intel 3.77%
Gateway 1.89%
Alienware 1.89%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard Rfrb HPE-... 3.33%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 1.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.67%

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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