What is ati2sgag.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 ati2sgag.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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Ati2sgag.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ati2sgag
Ati2sgag.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ATI Smart belongs to software ATI Smart by unknown.

Description: Ati2sgag.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ati2sgag.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 593,920 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 520,192 bytes, 516,096 bytes or 114,688 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The ati2sgag.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ati2sgag.exe. Therefore, you should check the ati2sgag.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

Just an aplication for ATI video cards, not dangerous at all
It's part of the ATI drivers for the 9xxx series video cards. If you don't use any of the extended functions of your card you can probably remove it.
ati video driver related
  bryan   (further information)
This file is not initially install with my ATI standalong Driver! File come out of no where and was installed few days later! I beem using this ATI driver for a long time and have never seem this file b4! Will not affect ATI video card is removed. Im suspecting that this is a spyware of some kind!
Bitdefender automatically detected it and deleted it. Stupid file that I've never seen before? But apparently just for my video card.
  Bob says that the file contains Worm/Win32.Polip.gen AND Trojan/W32.Agent.593920.T, plus the file seemed to appear out of nowhere. It was opened during computer restart briefly but closed within seconds. I don't see reason to have this on your computer.
  D   (further information)
Internet Explorer has Google search result links redirected to different sites which often include When I used Hi-Jack this it found ATI2sgag.exe. One I deleted then Internet Explorer went back to normal browsing.
  Jimmie Robinson  
Popped up after playing an online fps-game, after that i couldn't reach my other HD's (other than C:) it WAS located in \windows\system32\(drivers). Didn't want it, didn't need it, it wasn't there before: it can't be something you want.
kaspersky said it was not infected restore or do not restore but was in Quarantined Scan i choose Cancel do not restore running old xpsp3 machine have problems with this.

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Summary: Average user rating of ati2sgag.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think ati2sgag.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think ati2sgag.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ati2sgag issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ati2sgag. 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 ati2sgag.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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