What is AdaptiveSleepService.exe?

The genuine AdaptiveSleepService.exe file is a software component of AMD Software by Advanced Micro Devices.
AdaptiveSleepService.exe computes optimal times to put the system to sleep, rendering better battery life and improving the durability of hardware components. It is recommended not to disable this service under normal circumstances. AMD Software is installed alongside AMD hardware products such as AMD processors and graphics cards. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

AdaptiveSleepService stands for AMD Adaptive Sleep Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AdaptiveSleepService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AdaptiveSleepService.exe file information

The process known as AMD Start Now belongs to software or AMD Start Now or AMD Settings - Branding by Advanced Micro Devices (

Description: AdaptiveSleepService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file AdaptiveSleepService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 138,752 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 140,288 bytes and 4 more variants. 
AdaptiveSleepService.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. AdaptiveSleepService.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. AdaptiveSleepService.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  • look for help on the website
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a or Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Recommended: Identify AdaptiveSleepService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AdaptiveSleepService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AdaptiveSleepService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Guys dont panic about this program if its located in C:windows or C:windows system32 its a virus but if its located in C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies then its not a virus or spyware but if you are having problems with this then just disable it ..but if its a virus u must act fast and delete it i recommend you to download 360 security cuz it has double protection and more boosts your PC so i will give you the link ask questions if you are having problems
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Gehört zu meinem AMD Prozessor, alles okay ^^
im not 100% sure but i think this program will start randomly and shutdown my laptop. Or put it in such a low power state i cant awake it which than i have to shut off and start up again

Summary: Average user rating of AdaptiveSleepService.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks AdaptiveSleepService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving AdaptiveSleepService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AdaptiveSleepService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AdaptiveSleepService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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