What is ASGT.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 ASGT.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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ASGT.exe file information

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

The process known as ASUS GPU Tweak belongs to software or ASUS GPU Tweak by ASUSTek COMPUTER INC (

Description: ASGT.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ASGT.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 55,296 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 48,640 bytes. 
The ASGT.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ASGT.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the software or using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult [1][2]'s Customer Service for advice.

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

Asus GPU Tweak Utility
  Raual   (further information)
Asus GPU Tweak
  David K  
ASGT is a service for managing the ASUS GPU Tweak program. This program is optionally installed and is found with the drivers delivered with any ASUS graphic cards. The service can be disabled safely. ASUS GPU Tweak can be run without the service being initiated, so I'm not sure of what's the service's purpose.
    (further information)
This is an official ASUS application for use with their Radeaon based graphics cards and AFAIC it is safe and used to control over-clocking for use with games and sims. I sue it myself and it is stable and appears perfectly safe form a responsible outlet too.
  Ray Walton  
if not infected should rarely use any cpu and only about 2mb of memory
  ian c  
I asgt.exe on my system and it has to do with the software for my graphics card. AMD Radeon R7 200 series
  Darren England   (further information)
Process used by Asus GPU Tweak comes with ASUS graphics cards
Asus GPU Tweak Utility for Asus video cards to control fan speeds, overclocking, etc.
  Ron   (further information)
Asus GPU Tweak Tool - Comes with most ASUS gaming level graphics cards.
  Joel Hodges  
Asus Gpu Tweak. Used to monitor/ overclock ASUS GPUs.
Yep, ASUS GPU Tweak, SW that came with my NVIDIA video card.
It's not dangerous, you can overclock your gpu with GPU Tweak.
Asus gpu monitoring program
ASusGpuTweak = ASGT = harmless
ASGT stands for AS[US] G[PU] T[weak], a utility for ASUS manufactured AMD and nVidia graphics cards. It provides fan and MHz controls in a small interface It is not essential, but it provides the user with manual control of the card to assist in reliable performance.
  Machete Santa   (further information)
on Windows 10 it blocks the ¦ @ # characters on the swiss keyboardlayout

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ASGT.exe: based on 21 votes with 16 user comments. 2 users think ASGT.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 16 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ASGT issues

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