What is atiesrxx.exe?

The genuine atiesrxx.exe file is a software component of AMD External Events by AMD.
Atiesrxx.exe is an executable file associated with the ATI External Event Utility for Windows, a process that manages the ATI Hotkey feature. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This is not a essential Windows file and is known to take up resources. It can be safely removed without affecting other system processes. To remove it, run Msconfig, and disable the process through the 'Services' tab. ATI Technologies Inc. was a Canadian company that developed semiconductor technology. It specialized in the manufacture of graphics processing units and chipsets. It was founded in 1985 by Lee Ka Lau, Francis Lau, Benny Lau, and Kwok Yuen Ho, as Array Technologies Industry. It was bought by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for $5.6 billion in 2006 as part of AMD's strategic development of its Fusion generation of computer processors. ATI and its main competitor, Nvidia, forced other manufacturers into narrower roles in the market as they achieved dominance in the graphics processor market. Today, AMD no longer uses the ATI brand name for any of their products. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

atiesrxx stands for AMD ATI External Events Service Module

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 atiesrxx.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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Atiesrxx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with atiesrxx
Atiesrxx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AMD External Events Service Module or AMD External Events Utility belongs to software AMD External Events or AMD External Events Utility or Advanced Micro Devices by AMD (

Description: Atiesrxx.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Atiesrxx.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 176,128 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 172,032 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The atiesrxx.exe file is not a Windows core file. The atiesrxx.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Atiesrxx.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

atiesrxx.exe is AMD External Events Service Module. The process is executed when ATI Hotkey Poller is started.
AMD External Events Service Module
AVG AntiVirus detected it as a "General behavioral detection". Access was denied when removing the 'threat'.
When i stop this application it restart again in some sec. My computer start laging when it was running
  Pulkit Shrinet  
AMD graphics related software. Safe to disable if you dont use the hotkey or grpahics profile functions of the AMD drivers.

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Summary: Average user rating of atiesrxx.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks atiesrxx.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving atiesrxx issues

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