ATKOSD2 by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Signed)
There are 3 versions of atkosd2.exe in the wild, the latest version being 7, 0, 14, 2. atkosd2.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. In order execute the program with adminsitrator rights and prevent a UAC prompt, the program will add a job to the Windows Task Scheduler that will automtaiclaly start it when a user logs on. The average file size is about 5.82 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to ASUSTeK Computer Inc. by VeriSign. Numerous variations of atkosd2.exe have been installed with both ATKOSD2 and ATK Package. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0003% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 3.79 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.69 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 68 Bytes per minute.
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\asus\atk package\atkosd2\atkosd2.exe|
|Issued to:||ASUSTeK Computer Inc.|
|Effective date:||Sunday, August 02, 2009|
|Expiration date:||Friday, August 03, 2012|
Programs installed in
(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of ATKOSD2.)
The ATKOSD2 is an ASUSTeK driver that runs as a process and automatically starts when windows boots via Scheduled task.
This package installs the software ATK Hotkey Driver and other ASUS drivers and software with various laptop models. It is pre-installed with new laptops and required to run various optional functiona...
(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of atkosd2.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
- 'ATKOSD2' → C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
- The task 'ATKOSD2' runs on logon in the path '\ATKOSD2'
- Entry path '\ATKOSD2'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
- Login entry path '\ATKOSD2'
All file variations of atkosd2.exe
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows 7 Home Premium
|Windows 7 Home Basic
|Windows 8 Pro
|Windows 7 Ultimate
Distribution by country
United States installs about 33.80% of ATKOSD2.