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What is Atomic.exe?

Atomic.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Atomic.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Atomic.exe file information

The process belongs to software Atomic Clock Sync by Chaos Software Group (www.chaossoftware.com).

Description: Atomic.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Atomic.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 524,288 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 74,768 bytes or 289,792 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/atomic.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no description of the program. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows core file. Atomic.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You have the option to uninstall the software Atomic Clock Sync using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify Atomic.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Atomic.exe" can run at start up. Atomic Clock Sync - synchronizes your computer's time with the NIST time server

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Atomic.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Atomic.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

The program which I have that has a name for Atomic.exe is an atomic clock program, harmless, unless you have another program under this name..... then noone knows, but in my case its safe
This program will connect to one of the time servers operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and will compare the time of your computer with the time on the servers operated by the NIST.
  Christian Roberts   (further information)
WorldTimeServer.com provides the worlds most accurate and complete list of local times, each location is precisely adjusted for their individual daylight savings time rules.
  Bill   (further information)
I beleive it has to do with the Atomic Clock Sync program to keep your computer's clock correct.
  Patty   (further information)
Atomic Clock internet time setting program

Summary: Average user rating of Atomic.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments.
4 users think Atomic.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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