What is Atouch64.exe?

The genuine Atouch64.exe file is a software component of ATK Hotkey by ASUSTeK Computer.
A background process that supports the ATK Hotkey application, this process starts with Windows. It monitors for preset key strokes and performs shortcut functions. The shortcut functions can be assigned through the user interface, accessible through the system tray. ASUSTek Computer was founded in 1989 in Taiwan. It is currently the fifth largest PC vendor in the world.

ATouch64 stands for ASUS Touch 64

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 Atouch64.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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Atouch64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Atouch64
Atouch64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Atouch64 belongs to software ATK Hotkey or PHotkey by ASUSTeK Computer ( or PEGATRON CORPORATION (

Description: Atouch64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Atouch64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 449,032 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 301,624 bytes, 294,912 bytes, 441,856 bytes or 301,576 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Atouch64.exe is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Atouch64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PHotkey or ATK Hotkey occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Atouch64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Atouch64.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.


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Best practices for resolving Atouch64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Atouch64. 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 Atouch64.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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