How to remove the ati virus

Most antivirus programs identify ati.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as PAK_Generic.005, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}.

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Ati.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ati
Ati.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Extractor by Microsoft (

Description: Ati.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ati.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (81% of all occurrences) or 1,573,376 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. It is a file with no information about its developer. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify ati.exe related errors

Important: You should check the ati.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.


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Best practices for resolving ati issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active ati process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the ati.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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