What is Fuel.service.exe, Uses & How to Remove it?

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The Fuel.service.exe is a safe file and used by AMD Catalyst application.  This process is not visible and runs in the system background. Fuel.service.exe may sometimes crash or show an error message in the Windows system and can be removed safely.

This Fuel.service.exe is a part of AMD Catalyst that enables the APU and GPU to perform faster while using the AMD graphics card. The main functions of APU or GPU are to improve the system performance by 10-20% while using heavy applications or playing games.


File Size & Location:

Usually, the program is not visible and runs in the background. The Fuel.service.exe program usually can be found in C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ or sometimes in C:\Program Files\AMD\ATI.ACE\Fuel\ folder.  This file is generally lightweight and does not use any such common data or memory loss.

The file size of Fuel.Service.exe could be approx 337 KB in Windows 10 and older versions.

Here is a quick overview:

  • File Name: Fuel.service.exe
  • File Description: Advanced micro devices(AMD) Corporation
  • Type: Application, 32 bit
  • Size: 337.43 KB
  • File Version:
  • Language: English

Usage of Fuel.service.exe

Fuel.service.exe is an integrated part of AMD fuel services. AMD is an American corporation that provides solutions on semiconductor technology and its applications in core computer hardware like motherboards and processors. AMD Catalyst is a software that is engineered to perform in Windows, and it is capable of any versions of Windows.

Fuel.service.exe  is a part of AMD Fuel service which generally increases the performance of AMD APU and GPU.

Fuel.service.exe is claimed to increase the performance of AMD Radeon graphics by 21% and 19% respectively. However, it is not a system file and should be removed if found as malware or Trojan.  Uninstalling, it will not create any effect on your system performances.

Common Errors

Usually, Fuel.service.exe doesn’t show any error message and run smoothly. But in some cases, it might crash or consume high CPU or Memory, thus it can make your system slow. Also, you may see some error messages popping up now and then. When you start your system, it will show you that Fuel.service.exehas failed to load. The common error messages are as follows:

  • AMD Fuel service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem
  • AMD Fuel service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
  • Fuel.Service.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
  • Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Fuel.Service.exe. Read the address 00000000.

If you want to avoid this, the best solution is to disable Fuel.service.exe in your system. As it is not a system file, disabling will not cause any harm to your PC. The program can be disabled in your Control panel option. Or you can go to the task manager and Select the process and right-click to disable it.

Though it can create problems by leaving its impression all over the registry, the most significant possible threat is that it can be malicious software or a Trojan.  However, we know that malware and Trojans work by imitating the original program. So, before disabling, it should be checked if it is a virus or malware or not.

How to Uninstall Fuel.service.exe

At first, it should be checked if it is a virus or not. To check, you can opt for the following procedure.

  • Go to the Task Manager.
  • Select the program Fuel.service.exe
  • Right-click and check file location.

If it is anywhere other than, C:\Program Files\ be sure that it is a virus and then you should remove it.

You can also check the service entry. If C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\ Fuel.Service.exe  launch service is not present in the registry entry, there is a chance that this could be a malware program.

There are a few ways by which you can uninstall this program. They are depicted below. You can use either of them to remove this program from your PC.

Uninstall by the control panel

This is easy task to remove Fuel.service.exen from system:

  • Firstly  go to the start menu and then go to the control panel
  • Go to uninstall a program
  • Search for  AMD Fuel Service in the list and click uninstall
  • Restart your system

Uninstall Manually

You can opt for this if the first process does not work out for you.

  • Create restore points in Windows to  revert changes if anything goes wrong
  • Tap the F3 and type Fuel.service.exe in the search box. Soon, the windows will show you all the copies.
  • Locate the program it originally belongs and then try to uninstall in a general way

If the problem persists, then,

  • Go to task manager, select Process, and then select Fuel.service.exe.
  • Press delete
  • Now manually delete all the files, windows showed in the previous process.

It will remove the program. You are again advised to remove it only after becoming sure that this is malicious.

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