What is atiptaxx.exe?

The genuine atiptaxx.exe file is a software component of ATI Desktop Control Panel by ATI Technologies.
ATI Desktop Control Panel is an advanced configuration utility for ATI Radeon graphics cards. Atiptaxx.exe is an executable file that belongs to ATI Desktop Control Panel, an interface that provides access to advanced options for modifying ATI graphics cards. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems.

ATI Desktop Control Panel is a program designed for the Windows platform that is installed along with drivers and other software components necessary for running ATI graphics cards. This program provides access to advanced graphics settings and lets users change the display resolution, colour depth, and more for their systems. ATI Desktop Control Panel supports only the Windows platform.

ATI Technologies Inc. was a Canadian company that developed semiconductor technology. It specialized in the manufacture of graphics processing units and chipsets. It was founded in 1985 by Lee Ka Lau, Francis Lau, Benny Lau, and Kwok Yuen Ho, as Array Technologies Industry. It was bought by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for $5.6 billion in 2006 as part of AMD's strategic development of its Fusion generation of computer processors. ATI and its main competitor, NVidia, forced other manufacturers into narrower roles in the market as they achieved dominance in the graphics processor market. Today, AMD no longer uses the ATI brand name for any of their products.

ATIptaxx stands for ATI Desktop Control Panel Executable Extension

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the atiptaxx.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Atiptaxx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with atiptaxx
Atiptaxx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ATI Desktop Control Panel belongs to software ATI Desktop Component or Catalyst Control Center - Branding or Catalyst Control Center by ATI Technologies (

Description: Atiptaxx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file atiptaxx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (in most cases C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 344,064 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 339,968 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Atiptaxx.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also completely remove Catalyst Control Center - Branding or Catalyst Control Center (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as atiptaxx.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the atiptaxx.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Radion graphic 'task bar' display, can be stopped in display settings by unchecking box... and re-applied whenever it's wanted.
is not work windows xp ATI Rage 128 pro come gdi32.dll
  Gayan Sameera  
Zone Alarm hits my atiptaxx.exe as a keylogger but I have no way to tell if mine is the legit one or a "replacement"
Remove it from Start - Run -"Msconfig" - Selective startup
Ati graphic card softwares, dont touch it wont take much memory, forget of removing it !
The most obvious point to make here is the that the latter can only take place if there is some adjacent territory to which the group being driven out can easily gain access. ,
Kaspersky virus protection says that this file is assciated with "Keylogger", but it did not terminate the keylogging.I think that atiptaxx.exe is replaced by a spyware
This is ATI system whether for which window, but i c some window users may have related errors. Oh my God` the world just seem not fair.
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Summary: Average user rating of atiptaxx.exe: based on 52 votes with 9 reviews. 41 users think atiptaxx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think atiptaxx.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade atiptaxx.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving atiptaxx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with atiptaxx. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the atiptaxx.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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