What is atwtusb.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 atwtusb.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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Atwtusb.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with atwtusb
Atwtusb.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as User Mode Tablet Driver or Tablet HID belongs to software Tablet HID or USB Tablet Manager by WALTOP International ( or Aiptek (

Description: Atwtusb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Atwtusb.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 290,816 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 861,696 bytes and 28 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Atwtusb.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as atwtusb.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the atwtusb.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

This is program interface for digitizing tablet
this file is a part of your (medion) graphic (or write) table that you can use to write with the pen or mouse that are provided with it in the art dabler program or even desktop, mspaint,.... after plugging the write table in your usb port. the file is always loaded at windows startup, if you use your write table sporadic you can turn it off using start/run/msconfig and then startup menu
not restricted to Medion or Aiptek tablets - used by my Trust tablet
installed with Trust TB-2100 graphics tablet drivers, from manf' CD
Trust cheapo graphics tablet
part of medion graphic table
  Jürgen Quast  
Digitaler notizblock MD85925 TEVION
delivered with aitec graphic tablet and reported by mcafee.
hm ich hab ein grafiktablet aber der prozess läuft auch wenn es nicht eingesteckt ist... is das normal?
my computer security says ATWTUSB.EXE is a high security risk from Aipteck Graphics Tablet (USB). i got rid of it. To remove ATWTUSB.EXE, open Task Manager, click on Processes. Right click and delete. This program for Aipteck Graphics Tablet (USB)
  Windy Daz  
UK store, "LIDL" sells a "Silver Crest" graphics tablet and the software merely includes this as the driver is installed for XP. (Instructions say that Vista/7 already have the driver software included.)
evidently VisTablet also uses it...
if you disable or delete atwtusb.exe your input tablet wont work anymore,so leave it as is
apparently used also by my Vistab graphics tablet also (old one) Doesn't seem to cause any issues, I just always wondered what the file went to...
  Everything IT in Oxnard  

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Summary: Average user rating of atwtusb.exe: based on 20 votes with 14 user comments. 16 users think atwtusb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks atwtusb.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade atwtusb.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving atwtusb issues

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