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How to remove an Ati2evxx error


Ati2evxx.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 an application you can trust.

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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 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. http://www.file.net/process/ati2evxx.exe.html 
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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User Comments

ati2evxx.exe is a Windows process that works with your display adapter. Yes there are probably viruses, worms etcetera out there with the same name, but 9 times out of ten it will be part of the display adapter. DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT delete it until you consult with a computer professional, or someone who is really experienced with computers, whether it needs to be deleted or not. You never start just deleting files on your system because someone else on a forum says its a virus. Do you research on it and thoroughly investigate before taking action. Just deleting a file off your computer because someone else says it dangerous, could cause more problems on your computer, if you are not careful.
   
If the file is in the startup directory it is a virus.
  sal  
After doing a "save nothing" update from Vista to Windows 8 Pro, and installing the ATI CCC, Task Manager showed ati2evxx.exe using 85-99% of CPU. I disabled ati2evxx.exe and all ran as I expected, including the exclusive use of an external (2nd) monitor.
  Toyman  
It can suddenly start using 100% of your resources. Go to services.msc and disable ATI Hotkey Poling which is not needed by most people.
  Paul  
Listed in Windows Services as: Ati Hotkey Poller. No hotkeys set - can disable it.
  Irwin Mainway   (further information)
For some reason with remote desktop and local user sessions switching it periodically started increasing instances of this process. Session initialization especially for remote log in took tremendous time on my XP. Full computer restart was temporary solution. LOgon/logout/restart went veeeery slow. (tens minutes!!!) Everything is fine after I got rid of it (Hijack this - removed the entry + some unneeded service stopped). Those who have problem with long session log in/log out and remote sessions can take a look at this process.
  Pasha  
This started take almost 80percent of my CPU suddenly. (May have some ralation with Open Office or Adobe Light Room)
  Kasun Rajapaksha  
If you're running the wrong driver for your ATI card then this program can malfunction. When it goes wrong it can take down an XP box.
  Liam (SiX) Deeney  
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Summary: Average user rating of Ati2evxx.exe: based on 218 votes with 9 reviews.
116 users think Ati2evxx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 16 users think it's probably harmless. 35 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 20 users suspect danger. 31 users think Ati2evxx.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 17 users don't grade Ati2evxx.exe ("not sure about it").


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