What does the atiptaxx.exe file do?
The atiptaxx.exe process is also known as ATI Desktop Control Panel and is a part of ATI Desktop Component. This software is produced by ATI Technologies (www.ati.com). An obsolete or defective version of atiptaxx.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ATI Desktop Control Panel has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ATI Desktop Control Panel 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)
- atiptaxx.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module atiptaxx.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about atiptaxx.exe ATI Desktop Control Panel
atiptaxx.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file atiptaxx.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (in most cases C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 344,064 bytes (60% of all these files), 339,968 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Atiptaxx.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A atiptaxx.exe file has a 15% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 344,064 bytes (50% of all these files), 290,816 bytes, 311,296 bytes, 286,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 315,392 bytes. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Atiptaxx.exe is capable of record keystrokes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves atiptaxx.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about atiptaxx?
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Summary: 37 users judge atiptaxx.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted atiptaxx.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ATI Desktop Component
To remove ATI Desktop Control Panel from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for ATI Desktop Component in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if atiptaxx.exe (ATI Desktop Control Panel) 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 Desktop Control Panel. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ATI Desktop Control Panel 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 atiptaxx.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.