What is ATKKBService.exe?

The genuine ATKKBService.exe file is a software component of Asus Keyboard Service by ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
A service program for ASUS workstations, the ASUS Keyboard Service controls and monitors native ASUS keyboards. It includes drivers for ASUS mice as well. This service runs in the background to extend functionality for the devices. ASUSTeK manufactures a large variety of computer hardware, including desktops, laptops, and mobile phones.

ATKKbService stands for ASUSTeK Keyboard Service

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 ATKKBService.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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ATKKBService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ATKKBService
ATKKBService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ASUS Keyboard Service belongs to software ASUS Keyboard Service or ATK Keyboard Service by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (

Description: ATKKBService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ATKKBService.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 241,664 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 258,560 bytes and 11 more variants. 
ATKKBService.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The ATKKBService.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. ATKKBService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ATKKBService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ATKKBService.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the ATKKBService.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

ATKKBService looks like AsusTekKeyBoardService. Came with my Nvidia GeForce 6200 card. RKill closed it, so unclear.
This nasty file installed itself on my computer when an ASUS XONAR HDAV 1.3 Deluxe sound card. The soundcard nearly killed my $8-10,000 stereo system (comes on momentarily, maybe 1/2 - 3/4 sec at full volume at over 3.5 volts peak-peak when you turn mute off) so I swiftly removed it from my media centre. Uninstalled it's software but it left this nasty file behind. Complete system hog sometimes causing 3-10sec delay for mouse and keyboard inputs and that is when it did not cause BSoD's. Manually uninstalled it and computer returned to normal. (WinXP 32 bit)
it may have caused windows to feeze on my pc
is trujan hours for spammers to create emails from ur PC
  Eng.Hany Ahmed -  
AVG ID Protection says that .exe logs keys..!
Generates tonns of error messages. Also disables windows auto update. Keylogger.
not dangerous but cause a lot of stuckups
AsusTek keyboard driver
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Summary: Average user rating of ATKKBService.exe: based on 44 votes with 9 reviews. 26 users think ATKKBService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 2 users think ATKKBService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade ATKKBService.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ATKKBService issues

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