What does the ATKFastUserSwitching.exe file do?
The ATKFastUserSwitching.exe process is also known as ATKFastUserSwitching and is a part of ATKFastUserSwitching or, as the case may be, ASUS Gamer OSD. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of ATKFastUserSwitching.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ATKFastUserSwitching has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ATKFastUserSwitching 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)
- ATKFastUserSwitching.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ATKFastUserSwitching.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ATKFastUserSwitching.exe ATKFastUserSwitching
ATKFastUserSwitching.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ATKFastUserSwitching.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 477,184 bytes (73% of all these files), 449,024 bytes or, as the case may be, 413,696 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. ATKFastUserSwitching.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. ATKFastUserSwitching.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 ATKFastUserSwitching.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 ATKFastUserSwitching?
|It is part of the Asus GamerOSD software (takes screenshots and captures video a lot like "FRAPS") which comes with some Asus graphics cards and motherboards. The 48% security rating above is ridiculous and typical of similar daft websites that exist purely to show you adverts for which they get paid! (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges ATKFastUserSwitching.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall ATKFastUserSwitching or ASUS Gamer OSD
To remove ATKFastUserSwitching 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 ATKFastUserSwitching or ASUS Gamer OSD in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ATKFastUserSwitching.exe (ATKFastUserSwitching) 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 ATKFastUserSwitching. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ATKFastUserSwitching 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 ATKFastUserSwitching.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.
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