What is GFNEXSrv.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 GFNEXSrv.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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GFNEXSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as GFNEXSrv belongs to software ATK Generic Function Service or Toshiba Password Utility or GFNEX Service or TOSHIBA Password Utility or Lenovo_ATK_Package by PEGATRON CORPORATION ( or ASUS (

Description: GFNEXSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GFNEXSrv.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 94,208 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 156,672 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. GFNEXSrv.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove ATK Generic Function Service or PHotkey (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify GFNEXSrv.exe related errors

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

GFNEXSRV.EXE is related to ATK Generic Function Service.
Improves functionality of ASUS laptops.
GFNEXSrv.exe is made by ASUS and used on there laptops for the extra buttons on the keyboard to work correctly.
this process is the update of asustek computer not s dangerpus if you eliminate in you asus computer not possible update generic service of aplicattion
it's an asus program
Asus program
It's not an asus thing, it's on my new toshiba.
It is needed for the Asus Laptop Function Buttons To Work
  Christian Apicella  
Although it may, at first glance, seem suspicious, it's usually fine, though not necessary.
it;s on my Toshiba laptop to !
On my new Toshiba, it is placed in the subdirectory Toshiba\Password Utility
I found it on my Medeon Akoya laptop 17"
  Patrick Depreitere  
I have a new Toshiba too, and at the moment I'm in a real bind with GFNEXSrv as it's sitting in my password utility folder and IT'S GROWING! It started out by it self at about 25kb, after 10 hours watching it it's now over 200kb and has created a .dll, 64.dll also got joined by PEGAGFN.sys (120-150kb) AND... wait cos here's an awesome kicker, started at version now it's upto ( for the others) BUT WAIT... it's also now got "Trusted Installer" as a service dependant so guess who's lost admin rights! I SAY KILL THE BLOODY THING!!!! and quick! I now have only one thing left to do, I,m gonna use a military grade file shredder to take out half my HDD!
  William judge  
I was having trouble connecting to the internet (my laptop was on the network just fine, but none of my internet-usin programs could access it) and prodded in my Task Manager to see what was going on. I stopped GDNEXSrv.exe and my internet started working again. I'm currently running a MalwareBytes scan to see if it was a virus.
First noticed, in Task Manager, after D/L and installing Avast Internet Security. No evidence of any connection.
it's on my toshiba too belong to Toshiba Password Utility, you need it to mange master and user password in the firmware of mother board (bios)
  alyahya   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GFNEXSrv.exe: based on 30 votes with 16 user comments. 8 users think GFNEXSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 11 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think GFNEXSrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade GFNEXSrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving GFNEXSrv issues

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