7, 0, 14, 2 35.40%
7, 0, 12, 5 58.41%
7, 0, 11, 5 0.88%
7, 0, 10, 5 0.88%
7, 0, 6, 4 4.42%



ATKOSD2 by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Signed)

Remove ATKOSD2.exe


There are 5 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 6.19 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to ASUSTeK Computer Inc. by VeriSign. 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 3.15 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.29 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 336 Bytes per minute.


File name:atkosd2.exe
Product name:ATKOSD2
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\asus\atk package\atkosd2\atkosd2.exe
Issued to:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, August 2, 2009
Expiration date:Friday, August 3, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of ATKOSD2.)
7% remove
The ATKOSD2 is an ASUSTeK driver that runs as a process and automatically starts when windows boots via Scheduled task.
4% remove
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(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
Scheduled tasks
  • 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'

VersionsAll file variations of atkosd2.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f05fc2c0fecf55b05351aa760166f18f 5415c68ab17b18c40c47617eec47120145770135 5.45 MB
5bb1f77c8af725a15ec9366498d275bb 0af49a7520a2fd03f000c291a95cf5298266d464 5.47 MB
a092258f26296c791d982e83814685bd 9db8059b6b419de3604fd6f51737017a7c605365 6.49 MB
c32b36d2168aea9d4fa77c0a4f56379d 0fe3208a4af4c04f03028344e22c978c22828d1d 7.01 MB
32f43be36aac4e10c88ec24b34770c0d 5f50fd7412c83292089f71642097cf265ef75f94 6.54 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.19%
Windows 8 Pro 6.19%
Windows 7 Professional 2.65%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 40.71% of ATKOSD2.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 98.04%
Acer 1.96%
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