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What is GFNEXSrv.exe?

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 GFNEXSrv.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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GFNEXSrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GFNEXSrv
GFNEXSrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as GFNEXSrv belongs to software ATK Generic Function Service or GFNEX Service or Lenovo_ATK_Package by PEGATRON CORPORATION (www.pegatroncorp.com) or ASUS (www.asus.com).

Description: GFNEXSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file GFNEXSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (95% of all occurrences), 156,672 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/gfnexsrv.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. GFNEXSrv.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
You could also completely remove ATK Generic Function Service or PHotkey (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GFNEXSrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GFNEXSrv.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.

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User Comments

GFNEXSRV.EXE is related to ATK Generic Function Service.
  serg  
Improves functionality of ASUS laptops.
   
GFNEXSrv.exe is made by ASUS and used on there laptops for the extra buttons on the keyboard to work correctly.
   
this process is the update of asustek computer not s dangerpus if you eliminate in you asus computer not possible update generic service of aplicattion
  juaqn  
it's an asus program
   
Asus program
  Peter  
It's not an asus thing, it's on my new toshiba.
  Nyeh  
It is needed for the Asus Laptop Function Buttons To Work
  Christian Apicella  
Although it may, at first glance, seem suspicious, it's usually fine, though not necessary.
  AlekTheNerd  
it;s on my Toshiba laptop to !
  Martin  
On my new Toshiba, it is placed in the subdirectory Toshiba\Password Utility
  Leo  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GFNEXSrv.exe: based on 26 votes with 11 user comments. 6 users think GFNEXSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user thinks GFNEXSrv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade GFNEXSrv.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving GFNEXSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GFNEXSrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GFNEXSrv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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