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What is ATKOSD.exe?

ATKOSD.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 ATKOSD.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ATKOSD.exe file information

The process known as ATKOSD belongs to software ATK0100 or ATK Hotkey or ASUS ATKOSD or ATK Package or Packard Bell ImageWriter by ASUS (www.asus.com) or ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (www.asus.com).

Description: ATKOSD.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ATKOSD.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows - generally c:\windows\atk0100\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,170,880 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,986,560 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/atkosd.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The ATKOSD.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. ATKOSD.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If ATKOSD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 2,420,736 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 2,488,888 bytes and 7 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program.
The software publisher Lenovo provides direct support (support.lenovo.com/en_US/) and update information (support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?). You could uninstall the software ATK Hotkey or Packard Bell ImageWriter using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

If ATKOSD.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 23% dangerous. The file size is 647,168 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 761,856 bytes, 667,648 bytes, 806,912 bytes or 389,120 bytes. The program is not visible. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The ATKOSD.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ATKOSD.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ATKOSD.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

Hotkey & OSD driver for Asus Notebook (M6N series)
  Michal Bernat   (further information)
It is "ATK0100 ACPI Control Driver" which can be found in Driver Disk
It´s a keyboard On-Screen-Display
  Thomas   (further information)
its on screen display program... ASUS asustek... belongs to power saving programs
Hotkey & OSD driver for Asus Notebook
Provides the Fn key support and HUD for different modes (ie: LCD on, Brightness down, up etc...)
ACPI Control Driver
  Quiosque Virtual   (further information)
Loaction on hard drive: C:\Program files\ATK Hotkey
hotkeys driver for asus notebook
Works with hcontrol.exe on asus computers (function keys)
steuert notebook funktionen fn+...
  Mr. Lolz  
laptop steuerfunktion fn+ *

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ATKOSD.exe: based on 21 votes with 12 user comments.
11 users think ATKOSD.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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