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CLIStart.exe

Catalyst Control Center by Advanced Micro Devices (Signed)

Warning 24 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of CLIStart.exe.

Overview

clistart.exe has 91 known versions, the most recent one is 3.5.0.0. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 263.62 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Advanced Micro Devices by the certification authority VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Catalyst Control Center - Branding from ATI Technologies, Inc..

What is clistart.exe?

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.

About 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-wi

DetailsDetails

File name:clistart.exe
Publisher:Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Product name:Catalyst® Control Center
Description:Catalyst® Control Center Launcher
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\ati technologies\ati.ace\core-static\clistart.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Advanced Micro Devices
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Catalyst® Control Center.)
ATI Technologies, Inc.
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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 softw...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of clistart.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'StartCCC' → "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'ATI Catalyst' runs on logon in the path '\SONY\ATI Catalyst'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 24 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Antiy Labs AVL 2.0.3.7 Virus/Win32.Sality.gen 1, 0, 0, 1
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m 1, 0, 0, 1
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m 1, 0, 0, 1
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m 1, 0, 0, 1
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.i 3.5.0.0
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.l 1, 0, 0, 1
ByteHero 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m 1, 0, 0, 1
Commtouch 5.3.2.6 W32/Zbot.CM2.gen!Eldorado 3.5.0.0
F-Prot 4.6.5.141 W32/Zbot.CM2.gen!Eldorado 3.5.0.0
The Hacker 6.7.0.1.184 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker 6.5.2.0.265 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker 6.7.0.1.211 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker 6.7.0.0.018 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker 6.7.0.1.441 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker None Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1
The Hacker 6.7.0.1.412 Trojan/Kryptik.apb 1, 0, 0, 1

VersionsAll file variations of clistart.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
84bceab0fa87f0fa1288d9721a082eae 444e8ff91b7de34095630d1f8b1bdad6a922a2d5 328.5 KB
b5e09ef709f489ca59b85b3a2e2aa0f6 4caf6136afc0d30626d1bea783c1fc4ee65e5073 328.5 KB
8c6f1392e80d9185399c7b8694edc2aa 65b2a7755960450a01613870e5fb0efc08b5bc32 328.5 KB
bc51263def5774bf213bfa05ae046705 597b4e11a5a5ae1d0361ab703c4a28a9d09e5b2c 328.5 KB
7860de9e6138e7f45ecfde87656ddca7 358c59598db2afe9f1993235bd20957705392d0d 328.5 KB
7c3218ce118044136bf3ffd00755a70c 432ef6b7d42a2e5e7ac3a86b6e219830c819f34e 328.5 KB
9be5aadb373381055849df28c9c2aa77 88d85d4d6e84997b6df51b394a154a312fda6720 328.5 KB
a80ac3865225629598003f840f16a2f7 e23bedd6e563ef332b29347c01b4a542f2c00898 328.5 KB
ce06d7c07e65407f2668a6851fd72ca6 586d554749daaeddd8dc6b477decc14fcf14ce05 627.16 KB
832d3875a058f930b12ca367cb5d1886 6c8ceb27263624f76d1b868ae14f7fa16d14e039 627.16 KB
9ca54285616fbf8d83caaca820aeddf7 1018c435b0ec652bb667ca36833bbb9091b098d0 627.66 KB
7439665c5cb70b452568bf68e059475a a9e7174442ce3ee26b41b64d5acb67f3d9a490a0 328.5 KB
387cf1d83b5f4fdea193417c7f936f10 0da59423a1eb9749c08470ae8e56552b285f62c0 335.13 KB
6daceef9f3ab976aa258c2eb37109526 72af4fb0a8b887fa8d36018c5dbbdb4f7529a6cf 328.5 KB
c973b2fc3e6b97c54cf633a4517c076a 1a88fd4b76466b1241ed8835430cede2af3c0d08 335.13 KB
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1994575d3a983fa622a3bf254beb9ff8 5e27fff00817b0281e605a17defe17e572e6be86 627.25 KB
ba68ba9b18055ea06e5c2f178f5d2014 22404995062caeafb01e44bf0a5707df8e5b80cd 328.5 KB
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ecfc16e4e5be3592abc1c6138bffbcf7 a18c582567a5ae4b4f1f876e8c6ed8d02ce87bb6 96 KB
53fd418622b72d709ce92aa8dbfdb0f6 fc7097c1970687823943c6c4f3cb574e551db09d 60 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.90%
Windows 8 7.05%
Windows 7 Professional 5.77%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.92%
Windows 8 Pro 1.28%
Windows Vista Business 1.28%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.64%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.64%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.64%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 0.64%
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation 0.64%
Windows 7 Starter 0.64%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 55.19% of Catalyst® Control Center.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 30.95%
Dell 15.87%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 11.11%
Acer 9.52%
Lenovo 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Gateway 3.17%
GIGABYTE 3.17%
Intel 1.59%
American Megatrends 0.79%
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