What does the DMedia.exe file do?
The DMedia.exe process is also known as ATK Media or, as the case may be, DMedia and is a part of ATK Package or, as the case may be, ATK Media. This software is produced by ASUS (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of DMedia.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ATK Media has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ATK Media 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)
- DMedia.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DMedia.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DMedia.exe ATK Media
DMedia.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file DMedia.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 170,624 bytes (23% of all these files), 159,744 bytes as well as 8 other variants.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 28% 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 DMedia.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 DMedia?
|Provides functionality for multimedia shortcut buttons on Asus laptops |
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted DMedia.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ATK Package or ATK Media
To remove ATK Media 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 ATK Media in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if DMedia.exe (ATK Media) 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 ATK Media. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ATK Media 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 DMedia.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.