What is DMedia.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 DMedia.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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DMedia.exe file information

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

The process known as ATK Media or DMedia belongs to software ATK Package or ATK Media by ASUS ( or ASUSTeK Computer INC ( or ASUSTek Computer (

Description: DMedia.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The DMedia.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 61,440 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The DMedia.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with DMedia.exe, you could do the following:
  1) uninstall the software ATK Package or ATK Media using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the vendor's support site.

Recommended: Identify DMedia.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DMedia.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example W32.IRCBot.NG!gen7 (detected by Symantec), and Packed.Win32.TDSS.c (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the DMedia.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

hab sie schon lange, läuft alles einwandfrei, weiß bloß nicht, was sie ist.
Provides functionality for multimedia shortcut buttons on Asus laptops
wird, wie oben beschrieben, beim bootvorgang aktiviert und kann das system ein paar minuten auslasten. ist zwar lästig, aber meiner meinung nach ungefährlich.
Controla todos los botones multimedia Volumen/Pantalla etc controladores ASUS
mit der atk package kann man hotkeys benutzen,ohne funktionieren sie nicht
Hotkey control for ASUS keyboards. Causes no problems for windows

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of DMedia.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think DMedia.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks DMedia.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving DMedia issues

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