What is Fuel.Service.exe?

The genuine Fuel.Service.exe file is a software component of AMD Catalyst by AMD.
Fuel.Service.exe is an executable file that is part of AMD Fuel, a program that provides additional Performance and Power options in Catalyst Control Center. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. AMD Catalyst is a program designed for the Windows platform that enables AMD APUs and GPUs to perform faster. The software offers over twenty features and claims up to 19% performance increase on AMD Radeon graphics and up to 29% on AMD APUs. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

Fuel stands for AMD Fuel 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 Fuel.Service.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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Fuel.Service.exe file information

The process known as AMD Fuel Service belongs to software or AMD Fuel or AMD Fuel Service or Catalyst Control Center - Branding or or AMD FUEL Service or Catalyst Control Center or Advanced Micro Devices by Advanced Micro Devices (

Description: Fuel.Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fuel.Service.exe 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 361,984 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 344,064 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Fuel.Service.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to turn to the software developer, AMD, for advice or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > or Catalyst Control Center - Branding).

Recommended: Identify Fuel.Service.exe related errors

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

Safe used by "AMD VISION Engine Control Center"
AMD ATI Catalys Control Center
  dulidulieh   (further information)
The AMD64 file is corrupted on my computer
My Comodo security software defines Fuel.service as an unsafe process.
  econotwist   (further information)
CCC AMD/ATI Overdrive function for AMD
  the ghost  
If you need to use the 3D settings of your graphics card you need it.
  Harry Smith  
It is ATI/AMD video software
If you have ATI graphics hardware with Catalyst Control Center installed it's probably safe.
  John in San Diego  
It is a file associated with the Catalyst Control Center(IF installed) and will not harm your computer system. If it is picked up by AVG antivirus system you can delete it without problem or leave it as is. No harm no
  Uncle Frankie  
virus total no detection, unsigned process tho which a company like amd could have afforded to sign
  anon   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Fuel.Service.exe: based on 13 votes with 10 user comments. 8 users think Fuel.Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Fuel issues

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