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Should I remove ccc-Branding?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,923
United States Rank #12,451
Reach 0.0512%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.21 days
242.30 days >
Average installed length: 127.31 days


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What is ccc-Branding?

AMD Catalyst (formerly named ATI Catalyst) is a device driver and utility software package for ATI line of video cards. The Catalyst driver package included the ATI Catalyst Control Center. This software allows developers to brand specific components of the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) software.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 71.03 MB (74,485,059 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ati.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{34ED728D-ECE5-4A0D-9963-B54B318D0932}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 71.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ccc-Branding

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • branding.dll
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • homemsg.exe (by Sophos Limited) - Sophos Home (Sophos Home Messaging)
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • sophoshomedesktopmessaging.dll (by Sophos Limited) - Sophos Home Desktop Messaging
  • sophoshomereseng.dll - English resources for Sophos Home
  • sophoshomeshellext.dll - Sophos Home Shell Extension
  • sophosui.exe - Sophos Home User Interface

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • sophoshomeshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SophosHomeShellExt' with a class of {2FE0F6D6-426A-4728-B435-7CF2FE926449}.

How do I remove ccc-Branding?

You can uninstall ccc-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 ccc-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 ccc-Branding.

Win Vista (SP2) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 71.88%
Windows 7 19.11%
Windows XP 6.83%
Windows 10 2.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 59.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.16%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.06%
Windows 7 Professional 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.52%
  France 15.59%
  Germany 11.94%
  United Kingdom 6.20%
  Italy 5.83%
  Netherlands 3.74%
  Australia 2.83%
  Spain 2.64%
  Taiwan 2.46%
  Sweden 2.19%
  Russia 1.91%
  Poland 1.82%
  Japan 1.73%
  Canada 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.71%
ASUS 26.86%
Dell 20.29%
Acer 14.14%
NEC 2.29%
Toshiba 1.57%
Packard Bell 1.14%
Lenovo 1.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK F5SL 8.77%
Dell Inspiron 1521 5.80%
ASUSTeK F5SR 4.72%
ASUSTeK F5VL 4.18%
Dell MM061 3.91%
ASUSTeK F7SR 3.51%

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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