What does the ATKOSD2.exe file do?
The ATKOSD2.exe process is also known as ATKOSD2 and is a part of ATK Package or, as the case may be, ATKOSD2. This software is produced by ASUS (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of ATKOSD2.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ATKOSD2 has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ATKOSD2 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)
- ATKOSD2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ATKOSD2.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ATKOSD2.exe ATKOSD2
ATKOSD2.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ATKOSD2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 5,732,992 bytes (26% of all these files), 5,716,608 bytes as well as 22 other variants.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This ATKOSD2 program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. ATKOSD2.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. ATKOSD2.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 36% 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 ATKOSD2.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 ATKOSD2?
|To delete: open folder: create new folder - same name, remove .exe file into it. Rname the folder & delete it. |
|ATK HOtkey |
|it gives functionality to the Fn key (ie: Fn+Up arrow-- play) |
|There's very little information, but it appears to be an ASUS driver utility... |
|fhösn sk kdops |
Summary: 5 users judge ATKOSD2.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted ATKOSD2.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ATK Package or ATKOSD2
To remove ATKOSD2 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 ATK Package or ATKOSD2 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ATKOSD2.exe (ATKOSD2) 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 ATKOSD2. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ATKOSD2 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 ATKOSD2.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.