What is OverClk.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 OverClk.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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OverClk.exe file information

Little is known about the process, since there is no reference to the producer within the file.

Description: OverClk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OverClk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,412,480 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 3,627,008 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). OverClk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Asus Ai Booster no spyware  
Asus Ai Booster
Yes, and after 2 years, it's creating an EAccess violation, and is driving me nuts. Can't get rid of it. Problem just started. It's an Asus Motherboard overclocking software. Worked fine for two years, now have a problem after setting up the Asus AP softpoint wireless. Disabled the wireless, the bridge and hamachi. No positive results: still shows violation due to Overclk.exe.
  Ankroson   (further information)

  c man   (further information)

  c man   (further information)
Asus mobo overclock software
AI booster for ASUS motherboard
  Gianni   (further information)
Its from Asus Ai Booster which is used to overclock your processor. A nice, easy tool so that you don't have to go into the BIOS.
  Daniel   (further information) (further information)
On my system it's a utility for setting the overclock on my Biostar mobo with Sempron CPU.
  Rich Morrison  

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Summary: Average user rating of OverClk.exe: based on 15 votes with 9 user comments. 14 users think OverClk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving OverClk issues

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