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Should I remove ATK Package?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #170
United States Rank #395
Reach 3.8571%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.50 days
368.64 days >
Average installed length: 193.69 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0031 0.07%
1.0.0030 1.97%
1.0.0029 0.28%
1.0.0028 1.52%
1.0.0027 4.14%
1.0.0026 2.53%
1.0.0025 6.63%
1.0.0024 0.09%
1.0.0023 6.79%
1.0.0022 7.99%
1.0.0020 6.44%
1.0.0019 0.48%
1.0.0018 0.10%
1.0.0017 0.40%
1.0.0016 5.08%
1.0.0015 7.52%
1.0.0014 6.32%
1.0.0013 1.36%
1.0.0012 0.02%
1.0.0011 0.18%
1.0.0010 9.29%
1.0.0009 0.26%
1.0.0008 10.34%
1.0.0007 5.91%
1.0.0006 2.10%
1.0.0005 3.40%
1.0.0004 0.98%
1.0.0003 4.18%
1.0.0002 0.39%
1.0.0001 3.08%
1.0.0000 0.16%

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ATK Package

What is ATK Package?

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 functionality. It is a set of utilities that will enable the functions of the button Fn on your keyboard. ATK packages are bundles of ASUS utility/driver software.

This utility enables the PC to communicate with all the attached hardware devices. ACPI will power-down the CD/DVD drive when not in use and also manages configuration settings such as defining hot-keys and more complex tasks like 3D graphics and overclocking without hardware modification.

Included unities are for the following functionality:
- Hotkey
- TouchPad
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Keyboard Ligh
- On-Screen Display

ATK is derived from ASUS’s official company name, ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Overview

ATK Package is a software program developed by ASUS. It is typically pre-installed with most new ASUS computers. The most common release is 1.0.0008, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is HControl.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.79 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 12 MB (12,585,792 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 33% of users of ATK Package come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

This program is pre-installed on ASUS PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the ASUS PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Help link: support.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AB5C933E-5C7D-4D30-B314-9C83A49B94BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ATK Package

Program executable:HControl.exe
Name:ATK Hotkey
HControl
Signed by:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe
MD5:8e4179a38cf72ac6d8d651a72ae88580
The ASUS ATK Hotkey utilities are system programs that controls the use of special functions key, or hotkeys on most Asus laptops.
Additional files:
  • AGFNEX.dll - ATK Generic Function Service (AGFNEX)
  • AGFNEX64.dll
  • GFNEXSrv.exe - GFNEXSrv
  • InstGFNEXSrv.exe - InstService
  • InstAWMIACPISrv.exe - ATK WMIACPI Utility (Install ATKWMIACPI Service)
  • AsLdrSrv.exe - ATK Hotkey (ASLDR Service)
  • ATKOSD.exe - ATKOSD
  • CypressTPCfg.exe - ATK Htokey (CypressTPCfg)
  • CypressTPCfg64.exe
  • ElanTPCfg.exe - ElanTPCfg
  • ElanTPCfg64.exe
  • HCLaunMail32.exe - HCLaunMail
  • HCLaunMail64.exe
  • HControl.exe - HControl
  • HControlUser.exe - HControlUser
  • HCSup.exe - HCSup
  • KBFiltr.exe - KBFiltr
  • SentelicTPCfg.exe - SentelicTPCfg
  • SynptDis.exe - SynptDis Application
  • WDC.exe - WDC
  • ATKMETHOD.dll - ATKMETHOD
  • DMedia.exe - ATK Media
  • ATKOSD2.exe - ATKOSD2
  • InstASLDRSrv.exe - InstASLDRSrv

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • HControlUser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HControlUser_850345' (runs on registration).
  • DMedia.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Chameleon Monitor 7'.
  • HControl.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run HControl' (runs on boot).
  • ATKOSD2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ATKOSD2'.
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HControl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ATKHOTKEY.
  • HControlUser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HControlUser.
  • DMedia.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ATKMEDIA.
  • ATKOSD2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ATKOSD2.
2 Services
  • GFNEXSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ATKGFNEX Service' (ATKGFNEXSrv).
  • AsLdrSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASLDR Service' (ASLDRService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HControl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HControl' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HControl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATKHOTKEY' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe.
  • ATKOSD2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATKOSD2' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe.
  • DMedia.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATKMEDIA' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Media\DMedia.exe.
  • HControlUser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HControlUser' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

HControl.exe
Memory:6.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000550334%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003984%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001519%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:77,547
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:81 Bytes
435.61 KB average
GFNEXSrv.exe
Memory:831.11 KB
Total CPU:0.0001123937%
Kernel CPU:0.00006424%
User CPU:0.00004815%
CPU cycles/sec:18,387
I/O reads/min:45 Bytes
I/O writes/min:40 Bytes
AsLdrSrv.exe
Memory:941.85 KB
Total CPU:0.0002546298%
Kernel CPU:0.00024890%
User CPU:0.00000573%
CPU cycles/sec:219

How do I remove ATK Package?

Quickly and completely remove ATK Package from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ATK Package from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ATK Package, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ATK Package.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.47%
Windows 8 32.23%
Windows XP 0.23%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.32%
Windows 8 16.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.20%
Windows 8.1 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 4.56%
Windows 8 Pro 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.26%
  Germany 6.23%
  Italy 6.12%
  France 4.75%
  Taiwan 4.07%
  Iran 4.02%
  Canada 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Australia 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.36%
  Spain 1.78%
  Sweden 1.71%
  Poland 1.43%
  Belgium 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 96.70%
Hewlett-Packard 0.99%
Dell 0.96%
Acer 0.96%
Lenovo 0.14%
American Megatrends 0.07%
Alienware 0.05%
Samsung 0.05%
Packard Bell 0.03%
Toshiba 0.03%
Intel 0.01%
Sahara 0.01%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 3.95%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.98%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.87%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.51%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.51%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.30%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com

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