84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove ATKOSD2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,364
United States Rank #2,974
Reach 0.2673%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.77 days
435.74 days >
Average installed length: 228.95 days


7.0.0010 3.42%
7.0.0009 3.70%
7.0.0008 6.68%
7.0.0007 10.17%
7.0.0006 40.08%
7.0.0005 20.90%
7.0.0004 0.53%
7.0.0003 7.10%
7.0.0002 2.62%
7.0.0001 4.69%
7.0.0000 0.11%

Typically installed together

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What is ATKOSD2?

The ATKOSD2 is an ASUSTeK driver that runs as a process and automatically starts when windows boots via Scheduled task.


ATKOSD2 is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 7.0.0006, 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. 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 primary executable is named ATKOSD2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 6.62 MB (6,937,216 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 37% of users of ATKOSD2 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\ASUS\ATKOSD2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3B05F2FB-745B-4012-ADF2-439F36B2E70B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ATKOSD2

Program executable:ATKOSD2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
  • ATKOSD2.exe - ATKOSD2

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ATKOSD2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7C5729C5-21AD-40A8-AF8B-4034232BEF1D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ATKOSD2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ATKOSD2.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ATKOSD2.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ATKOSD2' and executes as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ATKOSD2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ATKOSD2' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005369984%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026684%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027016%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:26,207
8,062,084 average

How do I remove ATKOSD2?

You can uninstall ATKOSD2 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 ATKOSD2, 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 ATKOSD2.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.19%
Windows Vista 11.34%
Windows 10 7.28%
Windows XP 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.42%
Windows 7 Professional 7.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 4.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.91%
  France 9.86%
  Germany 8.61%
  Italy 6.86%
  Netherlands 3.86%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Sweden 2.37%
  Taiwan 2.26%
  Canada 2.24%
  Australia 2.18%
  Poland 2.08%
  Spain 1.71%
  Czech Republic 1.58%
  Belgium 1.57%

About ASUS

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

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Martin Martinezover a year ago
This program manage the OSD(animated icons on screen) when you press FN button + F1, or F2.. F12 to control volume or others functions..