Hi, today we will be talking about Catalyst Control Center and how to works
What Does CCC.exe (Catalyst Control Center) Do?
Catalyst Control Center starts working when you turn on your computer because it has to run in the background to manage the system AMD video card. The software is also used to manage ATI video cards before AMD purchased ATI, older computers with ATI cards will also have CCC.exe installed.
If you don’t normally play video games on your computer, you may not have to touch Catalyst Control Center, but if you do, it is pretty straightforward. The software will allow you to check the driver updates for your video card and to manage the operation of the card.
Some basic things you can do with Catalyst Control Center include changing the resolution, or the desktop area, and the rate at which the screen refreshes. There are alot of more advanced settings that are useful for gamers. For example, you will be able to change anti-aliasing settings within Catalyst Control Center, which can remove jagged edges from the 3D object.
Assuming you have a laptop that has two video cards, you can also use Catalyst Control Center to switch between them. This is useful when you notice poor performance when playing games. which can be caused if the game isn’t using your high-powered AMD video card.
How Did I have CCC.exe (Catalyst Control Center) on My Computer?
Since you have an AMD video card, then CCC.exe will automatically get installed along with the driver that makes the card work.
While it is possible to install just the Catalyst Control Center, without the driver, it is advisable to install them together as a package. Other executables, such as MOM.exe, are also included in the package.
In less common circumstances, it is possible that you may have been hit with a virus that disguises itself as the Catalyst Control Center.
Is CCC.exe a Virus?
CCC.exe will not be a virus when you download it directly from AMD, it is possible for a virus to disguise itself as CCC.exe. Any good anti-virus program will pick this kind of hidden virus, but you can also just look at the location of CCC.exe on your computer. You can accomplish this in six simple steps:
- Press and hold control + alt + delete on your keyboard.
- Click task manager.
- Click the processes tab.
- Look for exe in the name column.
- Write down what it says in the corresponding command line column.
- If there is no command line column, right-click the name column then left-click where it says command line.
How to Fix CCC.exe Problems
When you experience a problem on CCC.exe (Catalyst Control Center), it may cause an error message to pop up on the screen. Some common error messages are:
- exe has stopped working
- exe has experienced a problem
This occationally happens when something gets corrupted in d file, and the most common solution is to repair reinstall the Catalyst Control Center. In older versions of Windows, you will be able to do this in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel.
In Windows 10, you will need to navigate to Apps and Features in Windows Settings.
The easier option is to download the new version of Catalyst Control Center from AMD directly. When you run the Catalyst Control Center installer, it should automatically remove the corrupted version and install the working version.
Since Catalyst Control Center isn’t a necessary utility, you should just prevent it from running when your computer starts.
How can I Totally Uninstall CCC.exe (and the ATI Control Panel)?
You can overcome everything by simply going to Uninstall programs in Control Panel, and just removing it from there using the wizard—just remove the ATI Catalyst Control Panel, but make sure you keep the display driver installed, and
You can also uninstall the entire package completely, and then reinstall without selecting the control panel. That is up to you
Temporarily Kill CCC.exe the Easy Way
Just create a new shortcut to the following:
taskkill /f /im ccc.EXE
You could even try to put this into your startup folder OR create a scheduled task instead. This is the safest method to get rid of the process without breaking anything else.