What is AMTS.exe?

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 AMTS.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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AMTS.exe file information

The process known as AutoMate (version 8 Task Service, 9 Task Service, 6 Task Service) belongs to software AutoMate (version 8, 6, 9) by Network Automation (

Description: AMTS.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AMTS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,339,776 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 11,918,216 bytes or 4,735,368 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file has a digital signature. AMTS.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAutoMate 9 or AutoMate 6 or search for help on the company's website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AMTS.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AMTS.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

Automate 6
  Stephen Plotnick   (further information)
Used To Automate Repetitive Tasks
  Eric Enderle   (further information)
Part of Automate from Network Automation
  David M   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of AMTS.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think AMTS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AMTS issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AMTS. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AMTS.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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