What is ati.EXE?
ati.EXE is an executable exe file which belongs to the Windows process ATI which comes with the software developed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc..
The .exe extension of the ati file specifies that it is an executable file.
Malware and viruses are also transmitted through exe files. So we must be sure before running any unknown executable file on our computers.
We will check if the ati file is a virus or malware? Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.
Is ati.EXE safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?
Let’s check the location of this exe file to determine whether this is a legit software or a virus. The location of this file is mentioned below.
File Location : C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
To check whether the exe file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.
Now look at the Verified Signer value for ati.EXE process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.
|Software Developer||Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.|
|File Location||C:UsersUSERNAMEAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup|
|Software||ATI Radeon GPU Drivers|
If the developer of the software is legitimate, then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious, you can remove it using the uninstall program.
How To Remove or Uninstall ati.EXE
To remove ati.EXE from your computer do the following steps one by one.
- If the file is a part of a software program, then it will also have an uninstall program. Then you can run the Uninstaller located at directory like C:Program Files>Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.>ATI orATI Radeon GPU Drivers >ati_uninstall.exe.
- Or the ati.EXE was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
- Then Search for ati.EXE or the software name ATI Radeon GPU Drivers in the search bar or try out the developer name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc..
- Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove ati.EXE file from your computer. Now the software ATI Radeon GPU Drivers program along with the file ati.EXE will be removed from your computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I stop ati process?
In order to stop the ati.exe process from running you either have to uninstall the program associated with the file or if it’s a virus or malware, remove it using a Malware and Virus removal tool.
Is ati a Virus or Malware?
As per the information we have the ati might be a virus or malware because even a good file might be infected with malware or virus to disguise itself. So follow our tutorial above to check it.
Is ati causing High Disk Usage?
You can find this by opening the Task Manager application ( Right-click on Windows Taskbar and choose Task Manager) and click on the Disk option at the top to sort and find out the disk usage of ati.
Is ati causing High CPU Usage?
You can find whether ati is using Full CPU by opening the Task Manager application. Now find the ati.EXE process and check the CPU usage percentage.
Is ati causing High Network Usage?
If the ati has High data Usage, you can find this by opening the Task Manager windows app and find the ati.EXE process and check the Network Usage column percentage.
How to check GPU Usage of ati?
To check whether the ati is causing high GPU usage, open the Task Manager window and look for the ati process in the name column and check the GPU usage column.
I hope you were able to learn more about the ati.EXE file and how to remove it.
Let us know in the comments below if you face any other ati issues.