How to get rid of the ati VirusSometimes the ati file may cloak a virus, for example Microsoft found PUA:Win32/Presenoker, as well as Symantec found Trojan.Gen.2. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with ati.EXE
We were unfortunately not able to determine with certainty who the developer or the producer of the ati process is, or what software package it might belong to. An obsolete or defective version of ati.EXE can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ati.EXE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ati.EXE has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ati.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ati.EXE. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ati.EXE ati.EXE
ati.EXE is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ati.EXE is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
This ati.EXE process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. This ati.EXE process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: User Shell Folders). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. For this reason, 64% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ati.EXE file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 478,208 bytes. The ati file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual
Attention: If you find ati.EXE on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about ati?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove ati.EXE from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ati.EXE (ati.EXE) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ati.EXE. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ati.EXE or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ati.EXE is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.