What does the atom.exe file do?
The atom.exe process is also known as Atom or, as the case may be, A hackable text editor for the (Version 21st Century.) and is a part of Atom or, as the case may be, A hackable text editor for the (Version 21st Century.). This software is produced by GitHub. An obsolete or defective version of atom.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Atom has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Atom 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)
- atom.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module atom.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about atom.exe Atom
atom.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Atom.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Atom.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks, record keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 76% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A atom.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 13,179,660 bytes. This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
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 atom.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 atom?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall Atom or A hackable text editor for the
To remove Atom 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 Atom or A hackable text editor for the in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if atom.exe (Atom) 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 Atom. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Atom 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 atom.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.