What is cli.exe?
Cli.exe (command line interface) is a process file from ATI (Array Technology Inc.). It is installed with ATI graphics and drivers. It provides an easy and accessible system tray icon through which you can adjust the computer settings.
This process allows the programming of various function keys. They act as a short cut keys for games. They can be used to start, pause or to exit from a game. The process also allows for dual display monitors and to rotate the display of a monitor.
Should cli.exe be considered to be a harmful/virus file?
Cli.exe is not a harmful file or virus. This program performs many legitimate programs in computers. If you like gaming in your computer, then you need to have this program installed along with the ATI graphics card. But if you do not have the ATI graphics card in your system, then it is recommended to remove this program as it may be used by many spyware programs. Cli.exe has also been reported for many illegal activities that could cause damage to the computer by injecting virus, malwares and other harmful files.
What is the safest way to stop cli.exe?
If you do not have an ATI card, then cli.exe is not needed on your computer. You can disable it as leaving it installed on your computer may lead to various system risks including a possible increase in the chances of being infected with malware. To remove cli.exe permanently, you need to uninstall the ATI Multimedia from your system.
To uninstall ATI Multimedia, follow these steps:
- Go to the Search bar in the Start menu and type Appwiz.cpl. This shows a list of installed programs on your computer.
- Right click ATI Multimedia from the list of installed programs and click Uninstall. A confirmation dialog box appears asking whether you are sure of performing the deletion.
- Click Yes. This will trigger the ATI uninstaller.
To uninstall the ATI adapter:
- Go to the Control Panel and click the Device Manager.
- Select Display Adapters
- The ATI graphics adapter is expanded.
- Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Now that ATI Multimedia is uninstalled, you can remove Cli.exe. Restart your computer once you uninstall these programs.
If you are unable to remove cli.exe after uninstalling the ATI Multimedia, it is very likely your computer and/or cli.exe file is infected.
What causes cli.exe errors?
The errors are usually encountered by the application that runs it. The safest way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application. Only one instance of the process should be running at a given time. If more than four instances are reported, than the process indicates a malware infection. It is recommended to terminate the process and uninstall the application. Other common errors are that cli.exe causes the computer to shut down at a relatively slower rate. Sometimes, cli.exe may get crashed or may cause system instability. The most common problem is that the application may use upwards of 100% of available CPU resources.
How do you fix cli.exe errors?
The reason your system shuts down at a slower rate might be because of the ATI graphics card. Make sure that you have the latest graphics card drivers. If you have, the latest drivers then try reinstalling it again. Check whether your graphics card is properly installed or not. You can check this by going to the Control Panel and selecting Device Manager. Check whether your graphics card application is listed there. If the problem persists, disable cli.exe.
To run ATI Multimedia, you need to have .NET Framework of version 1.1 is needed. If there is an incorrect version of .NET Framework, then cli.exe may cause the system to crash. Before the .net Framework is installed, turn off the antivirus software during installation as it may prevent .NET Framework from installing. Check whether you all the updates in your Windows or your other operating system are latest. If there are any other installations to be done, then complete it before or after .NET Framework installation. Do not install both the programs simultaneously.
Sometimes, there may be conflicting issues between Internet security and Catalyst Control Center. To avoid this situation, try disabling the Catalyst Control Center. If the problem persists, even after you disabled the process and/or your Internet security software, your system may be infected with some kind of malware.