Is Ati2evxx.exe safe?
Ati2evxx.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Ati2evxx.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Ati2evxx.exe file information
The process known as ATI External Event Utility EXE Module or Ati HotKey Poller belongs to software ATI External Event Utility for WindowsNT and Windows9X or ATI External Event Utility for Windows or Ati HotKey Poller by ATI Technologies (www.ati.com).
Description: Ati2evxx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ati2evxx.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 405,504 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 376,832 bytes and 102 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Microsoft signed file. Ati2evxx.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall HijackThis or Athena software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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If Ati2evxx.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 314,368 bytes.
The program has no visible window. Ati2evxx.exe is not a Windows system file.
Ati2evxx.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Microsoft Data Access software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
If Ati2evxx.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 28,000 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The Ati2evxx.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). It is not a Windows core file. Ati2evxx.exe is able to monitor applications.
If Ati2evxx.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 17,920 bytes.
If Ati2evxx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 1,484,800 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "ATIPOLAB" can run at start up. ATI External Event Utility EXE Module. This task can comsume lots of CPU resournces on some computers, but it can help with graphics card problems. Leave enabled unless it consumes too many CPU resources
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ati2evxx.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.IS.419769 (detected by BitDefender), and Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.jdit or Trojan.Win32.Patched.mf (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Ati2evxx.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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