What is ATISched.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 ATISched.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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ATISched.EXE file information

The process known as ATI Scheduler belongs to software ATI Multimedia Center by ATI Technologies (

Description: ATISched.EXE is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ATISched.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 26,624 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ATI Multimedia Center (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ATISched.EXE, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ATISched.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

ATI Scheduler service that comes installed with ATI video cards. Used mainly for scheduling TV viewing on TVtuner cards.
  hallucinati   (further information)
Sometimes has problems with special characters in names like the dot or apostrophe. Causes crash of the application.
The ATI Scheduler service installs with the ATI MultiMedia Center application Used to enable scheduling of TV viewing/recording.
  Joe Moore  
process caused my windows xp machine not to read or write CD/DVDs. ATI TV works fine without it.
  Jeremy Kister  

Summary: Average user rating of ATISched.EXE: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think ATISched.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ATISched issues

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