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GraphicsSwitch is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 1.4, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named graphicsswitch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 103 files and is usually about 11.42 MB (11,976,818 bytes). The installed file LiveUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of GraphicsSwitch come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0BC8B21E-EB38-4174-827B-89A5F80E8DDA}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GraphicsSwitch

Program executable:graphicsswitch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\graphicsswitch\graphicsswitch.exe
Additional files:
  • ClientSocket.dll (by AsusTek Computer) - ClientSocket Dynamic Link Library
  • AsusScreensaver.exe (by AsusTek Computer) - AsusScreensaverSetting
  • LiveUpdate.exe - LiveUpdate Application (Asus EeePC LiveUpdate for Bios, Driver, Software and Hotfix.)
  • LocaleMeCommonLibrary.dll - LocaleMeCommonLibrary
  • GPUStatusMonitor.exe - GPUStatusMonitor (Asus EeePC GraphicsSwitch GPU Status Setting Tool.)
  • Help.exe - LiveUpdate Help
  • MapUILibrary.dll - MapUILibrary
  • ATKOSD.exe - ATK Hotkey (ATKOSD)
  • CypressTPCfg.exe - ATK Htokey (CypressTPCfg)
  • ElanTPCfg.exe - ElanTPCfg
  • HCLaunMail32.exe - HCLaunMail
  • HControl.exe - HControl
  • HControlUser.exe - HControlUser
  • HCSup.exe - HCSup
  • KBFiltr.exe - KBFiltr
  • SynptDis.exe - SynptDis Application
  • WDC.exe - WDC
  • LocaleMe.exe - LocaleMe
  • AsLdrSrv.exe - ADSMSrv (ASLDR Service)
  • InstASLDRSrv.exe - InstASLDRSrv

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HControlUser.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HControlUser_85908393' (runs on registration).
  • ATKOSD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D47F0F4B-B758-4C93-82F5-8FE036A465A7}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HControlUser.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HControlUser.
  • AsLdrSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ASLDRService' (ASLDRService).
3 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.
  • LiveUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LiveUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Asus\LiveUpdate\LiveUpdate.exe auto.
  • 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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WDC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\WDC.exe'.
  • KBFiltr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\KBFiltr.exe'.
  • ATKOSD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ATKOSD.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005382651%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014153%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00039674%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:534
8,062,084 average
Memory:6.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0003213547%
Kernel CPU:0.00026952%
User CPU:0.00005183%
Memory:1.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0001379832%
Kernel CPU:0.00009730%
User CPU:0.00004068%
CPU cycles/sec:2,153
I/O reads/min:46 Bytes

How do I remove GraphicsSwitch?

You can uninstall GraphicsSwitch 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 GraphicsSwitch, 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 GraphicsSwitch.

Win 10 57%
Win 7 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.14%
Windows 7 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.14%
Windows 7 Starter 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  Germany 25.00%
  South Africa 8.33%
  France 8.33%

About ASUS

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


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