clistart.exe has 130 known versions, the most recent one is 126.96.36.199. 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 335.14 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..
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.
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Catalyst® Control Center.)
(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of clistart.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 36 of them detected the following malware.
United States installs about 50.41% of Catalyst® Control Center.