What is AODAssist.exe?

The genuine AODAssist.exe file is a software component of AMD OverDrive by Advanced Micro Devices.
A user interface for the AMD OverDrive software, this application allows you to make specific changes to your AMD Processor in order to optimize your processor performance. It features the ability to automatically overclock your processor in order to increase performance based on individual programs that may require it at any given time. AMD is the second largest producer of x86 microprocessors in the world and is a world leader in graphical processing unit production.

AODAssist stands for AMD OverDrive Assistant

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 AODAssist.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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AODAssist.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AODAssist
AODAssist.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AODService or AMD OverDrive belongs to software AMD OverDrive by Advanced Micro Devices (

Description: AODAssist.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AODAssist.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,616 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 124,256 bytes, 53,248 bytes or 137,584 bytes. 
The application has no file description. AODAssist.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. AODAssist.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with AMD OverDrive occur, you can do the following:

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If AODAssist.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 136,616 bytes. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. AODAssist.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The AODAssist.exe file is not a Windows system file. AODAssist.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

Used for clocking my AMD laptop without frying it
It comes within the AMD Overdrive download and can be disabled if you don't have to run AMD all the time. If it turns itself back on all the time or a different one turns up, then start worrying. I am a serious mmorph gamer who trims all the background services off unless needed to save memory n processor cycles so my computer devotes all its attn. to what I'm doing at the time.

Summary: Average user rating of AODAssist.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks AODAssist.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AODAssist issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AODAssist. 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 AODAssist.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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