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What is clistart.exe?

Part of Catalyst® Control Center by Advanced Micro Devices

What is it?

AMD Catalyst is a device driver and utility software package for ATI line of video cards. The Catalyst driver package includes the ATI Catalyst Control Center, an application 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.
Description of clistart.exe from Advanced Micro Devices
The AMD Catalyst 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. AMD's award-winning AMD Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon graphics processors. Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, AMD Catalyst™ puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience.
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How is clistart.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - clistart.exe is registered with the run identifier 'StartCCC' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - clistart.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'ATI Catalyst' and is triggered by the Logon action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the clistart.exe file.Of the 0.3% of clistart.exe users, 92.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\clistart.exe

Are there other versions of Catalyst® Control Center?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD is a semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for c More...
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File details

File name: clistart.exe
Publisher: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (verified)
Name: Catalyst® Control Center
Description: Catalyst® Control Center Launcher
Version: 3.5.0.0
Size: 749.22 KB
Original file name: CLIStart.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 4/24/2013

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: StartCCC
Command: "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun

Scheduled task details

Name: ATI Catalyst
Command: \SONY\ATI Catalyst

Image hashes

MD5: 4f521d834261058dacd22fc48cc72815
SHA-1: 5d35b9d43a18ef48e4fead098fdacb34e4205fd9

PE image details

File packed: No
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