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Should I remove ATK Generic Function Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,072
United States Rank #2,896
Reach 0.3136%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 160.69 days
1039.47 days >
Average installed length: 546.16 days


1.00.0008 98.09%
1.00.0007 0.58%
1.00.0006 0.95%
1.00.0005 0.37%

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ATK Generic Function Service

What is ATK Generic Function Service?

ATK Generic Function Service is typically pre-installed on various models of ASUS laptops.


ATK Generic Function Service is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 1.00.0008, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 GFNEXSrv.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 796 KB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 289.81 MB (303,886,960 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 33% of users of ATK Generic Function Service come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATKGFNEX
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D3D54F3E-C5C3-443D-978F-87A72E5616E8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 289.81 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ATK Generic Function Service

Program executable:GFNEXSrv.exe
Name: GFNEXSrv
Path:C:\Program Files\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
Additional files:
  • AGFNEX.dll
  • InstGFNEXSrv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InstGFNEXSrv.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC15C99C-7402-4D3E-820B-E35038DD0371}' (runs on registration).
  • GFNEXSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ATKGFNEX Service' (ATKGFNEXSrv).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:796 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002499866%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001530%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023469%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40
8,062,084 average

How do I remove ATK Generic Function Service?

You can uninstall ATK Generic Function Service 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ATK Generic Function Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Generic Function Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.30%
Windows Vista 21.76%
Windows 10 6.16%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.10%
Windows 10 Home 3.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.23%
  France 10.00%
  Germany 9.40%
  Italy 6.79%
  Netherlands 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  Australia 2.92%
  Taiwan 2.45%
  Sweden 2.36%
  Poland 2.26%
  Canada 2.13%
  Spain 2.09%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Czech Republic 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.00%
Dell 1.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK K50IJ 19.14%
ASUSTeK K50IN 3.64%
ASUSTeK K70IJ 3.38%
ASUSTeK N61Jq 3.02%
ASUSTeK K61IC 2.71%
ASUSTeK K70IC 2.53%

About ASUS

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


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