What does the ATKKBService.exe file do?
The ATKKBService.exe process is also known as ASUS Keyboard Service and is a part of ASUS Keyboard Service or, as the case may be, ATK Keyboard Service. This software is produced by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of ATKKBService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ASUS Keyboard service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ASUS Keyboard service 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)
- ATKKBService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ATKKBService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ATKKBService.exe ASUS Keyboard service
ATKKBService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ATKKBService.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 241,664 bytes (26% of all these files), 241,152 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This ATKKBService.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. ATKKBService.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 53% 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 ATKKBService.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 ATKKBService?
|Is installed with ASUS nvidia drivers (Enhanced asus driver) |
|It's on my system and I have an ASUS V9180 graphics card, not implicated in any problem. |
|it is an asus file |
|Installed as a part of ASUS NVidia Enhanced Drivers |
|I've got an Asus ATI board with Enhanced Asus drivers so not only nVidia |
Summary: 22 users judge ATKKBService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted ATKKBService.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ASUS Keyboard Service or ATK Keyboard Service
To remove ASUS Keyboard service 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 ASUS Keyboard Service or ATK Keyboard Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ATKKBService.exe (ASUS Keyboard service) 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 ASUS Keyboard service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ASUS Keyboard service 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 ATKKBService.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.