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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,435
United States Rank #1,692
Reach 0.4779%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.23 days
331.39 days >
Average installed length: 174.12 days


1.5.3318.35 1.76%
1.5.2428.35 3.75%
1.5.2401.35 0.03%
1.5.2212.35 5.20%
1.5.1717_38186 0.01%
1.0.3318.35 0.02%
1.0.3318.20 0.03%
1.0.3318.15 0.97%
1.0.3318.10 0.31%
1.0.3318.00 4.50%
1.0.2228.35 0.02%
1.0.2228.15 0.85%
1.0.2228.10 0.12%
1.0.2228.00 8.15%
1.0.2107.20 0.10%
1.0.2024.15 1.70%
1.0.2024.00 30.12%
1.0.2016.00 0.75%
1.0.1724.20 0.10%
1.0.1720.35 0.10%
1.0.1720.15 5.38%
1.0.1720.10 0.34%
1.0.1720.00 17.99%
1.0.1612.15 0.01%
1.0.1422.15 1.33%
1.0.1422.10 0.04%
1.0.1422.00 6.20%
1.0.1418.20 0.27%
1.0.1411.10 0.13%
1.0.1229.15 0.19%
1.0.1229.00 3.43%
1.0.1223.15 0.17%
1.0.1223.00 4.88%
1.0.1207.15 0.31%
1.0.1125.00 0.57%
1.0.1111.15 0.12%
1.0.1104.15 0.03%
1.0.1008.15 0.01%
1.0 0.01%

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What is clear.fi?  (from CyberLink)

clear.fi is a premier digital home-entertainment solution that puts your favorite stuff right where you want it: everywhere!clear.fi automatically connects all of the devices on your home network -- your smartphone, notebook, all-in-one PC, HD media player, home storage, etc. -- and gathers media files from those devic...  Read more


clear.fi is a program developed by CyberLink. The most used version is 1.0.2024.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is clear.fi.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 83.21 MB (87,247,432 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of clear.fi come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
clear.fi is typically pre-installed with Acer computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Acer computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\clear.fi\MVP\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2637C347-9DAD-11D6-9EA2-00055D0CA761}\Setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 83.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by clear.fi

Program executable:clear.fi.exe
Name:Acer clear.fi
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer\clear.fi\MVP\clear.fi.exe
clear.fi is Acer’s digital home-entertainment solution. clear.fi automatically connects all network devices on your home network and gathers media files from those devices, then categorizes them as Videos, Photos, or Music.
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLDCRawWrapper.dll - DCRawWra Dynamic Link Library
  • REGX.dll - CyberLink Registry Utility
  • WPDDM.dll - WPDDM Dynamic Link Library
  • YouTubeUtil.dll - CyberLink YouTube Utility
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • fxrtEnu.dll - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • TaskSchedulerEX.exe - TaskSchedulerEX
  • CL3DPhoto.dll
  • clear.fiAgent.exe - Acer clear.fi (clear.fi Resident Program)
  • clear.fiAnim.exe - clear.fi Animation Program
  • OpenReadme.exe - PowerCinema
  • CLHttpDownload.dll - Cyberlink Http Download Library
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • DMREngine.exe - CyberLink DMREngine (DMREngine)
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • RemoteLaunch.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • clear.fi.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PCinemaPlayCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'AudioCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerCinema.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • clear.fi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBE864FE-20CE-4EF9-9CCF-5C5446E6C1BB}' (runs on registration).
  • clear.fiAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'clear.fiAgent'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • clear.fiAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named clear.fiAgent.
  • clear.fi.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named clear.fi.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • clear.fiAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acer\clear.fi\MVP\clear.fiAgent.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004226741%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00033581%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008686%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,660
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:5.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0012188756%
Kernel CPU:0.00045025%
User CPU:0.00076862%
CPU cycles/sec:83,497
I/O reads/min:233 Bytes

How do I remove clear.fi?

You can uninstall clear.fi 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 clear.fi, 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 clear.fi.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.55%
Windows 10 11.38%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.54%
Windows 10 Home 9.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.30%
Windows 7 Starter 1.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.92%
  Germany 7.99%
  United Kingdom 6.73%
  Canada 6.71%
  France 4.81%
  Italy 4.28%
  Netherlands 2.93%
  Australia 2.75%
  Brazil 2.34%
  Belgium 2.11%
  Taiwan 1.55%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Spain 1.17%
  Norway 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.90%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750G 8.39%
Acer Aspire 5750 8.14%
Acer Aspire 7750G 5.35%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 4.90%
Acer Aspire 5250 4.32%
Acer Aspire 5253 4.24%

About CyberLink

CyberLink is a digital entertainment & multimedia products application whose products include video editing application, media middle application, a multimedia application suite, DVD authoring application, picture organizer & viewers & optical disc authoring application.
Publisher URL: www.cyberlink.com


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