cli.exe file purpose and description:
This file was most likely installed by you, but may have also come installed when you purchased the computer. Cli.exe is an executable program, and the correct disk location is shown below to verify it is not spyware or adware related. This is called the ATI catalyst driver program for hardware, and most likely you have a hardware graphics card that this is used to help perform various functions for. This is for your ATI graphics card, if you switched graphics cards and no longer have ATI, then you can stop this task from running, otherwise you should leave it. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable file.
Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This will be located on your disk at the following - Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe You will also see that it used the runtime parameter.
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, cli.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of cli.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.