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5% remove it95% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.1.7083 33.33%
6.0.1.6668 33.33%
6.0.1.6662 33.33%

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Realtek HD Audio

Overview

Realtek HD Audio is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most used version is 6.0.1.7083, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is rtlupd64.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 32.25 MB (33,819,609 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of Realtek HD Audio come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and Greece.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F
Estimated size: 32.25 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek HD Audio

Program executable:rtlupd64.exe
Name:Realtek HD Auido Update and remove driver Tool
Driver Update and remove for Windows x64 or x86_32
Path:C:\Program Files\realtek\audio\drivers\rtlupd64.exe
MD5:9d180e0f6d690d9ea4fd6a1ec31ab1e3
Additional files:
  • RtlUpd.exe - Realtek HD Auido Update and remove driver Tool (Driver Update and remove for Windows x64 or x86_32)
  • BlackBlueSkinImages.dll - Realtek HD Audio Manager Resource
  • BlackBlueSkinImages64.dll
  • BlackSkinImages.dll
  • BlackSkinImages64.dll
  • DarkSkinImages.dll
  • DarkSkinImages64.dll
  • WhiteJadeSkinImages64.dll
  • ToastDll64.dll - Realtek Semiconductor GUI DLL
  • RAVCpl64.exe - Realtek HD-ljudkonfiguration
  • RtkNGUI64.exe
  • RAVBg64.exe - HD Audio Background Process
  • RtHDVBg.exe
  • RtHDVCpl.exe - Realtek HD Audio Manager
  • RtkNGUI.exe
  • vncutil.exe - Noise Canceling Program
  • vncutil64.exe
  • SkyTel.exe - Realtek Voice Manager
  • RtkAudioService.exe - Realtek Audio Service
  • RtkAudioService64.exe
  • AERTSr64.exe (by Andrea Electronics) - APO Access Service (64-bit) (Andrea filters APO access service (64-bit))
  • DTSAudioService64.exe (by DTS) - DTS Post Processing APO (DTS Audio Service)
  • DTSU2PAuSrv64.exe (by DTS, Inc)
  • FMAPP.exe - FMAPP Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Scheduled Tasks
  • SkyTel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A1C9828-D72E-4FF2-B217-D952FAA36D1C}' (runs on registration).
  • DTSAudioService64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{709BF439-CEEC-4606-8C1F-FD5AB0F8B5B3}' (runs on registration).
  • RtHDVBg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F74A6C2B-1EAA-4686-BED3-BABD5B075D37}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlUpd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DCDF4625-8149-4712-9724-5EB5D0A403EF}' (runs on registration).
  • RAVCpl64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FD7BF1A-3BEC-4BA7-A2A8-E4CA28740190}' (runs on registration).
  • RtkNGUI64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E219254C-B6DA-4122-AA30-F34AB55CD3F3}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more
5 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RAVBg64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RtHDVBg_PushButton.
  • RtHDVCpl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RTKCPL.
  • RtHDVBg.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RtHDVBg.
  • RAVCpl64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task with the class {05CD29DC-69AA-4326-AF48-93852186A618}.
  • RtkNGUI64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RTKCPL.
5 Services
  • DTSU2PAuSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'DTSAudioSvc' (DTSAudioSvc) "Provides audio loopback for the DTS APO".
  • RtkAudioService64.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek Audio Service' (RtkAudioService) "For cooperation with Realtek audio driver.".
  • AERTSr64.exe runs as a service named 'AERTFilters' (AERTFilters).
  • RtkAudioService.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek Audio Service' (RtkAudioService) "To check external HDMI device availability, HDMI device audio capability and update HDMI device capability into audio control panel".
  • DTSAudioService64.exe runs as a service named 'DTSAudioService' (DTSAudioService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RAVCpl64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Gestione Audio Realtek HD' and executes as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe.
8 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RAVBg64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RtHDVBg_PushButton' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /WMP.
  • RtkNGUI64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RTHDVCPL' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe -s.
  • RtHDVBg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RtHDVBg_LENOVO_MICPKEY' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVBg.exe" /LENOVO_MICPKEY.
  • RAVCpl64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RAVCpl64.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s.
  • SkyTel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Skytel' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\Skytel.exe.
  • RtkNGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RTHDVCPL' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI.exe -s.
  • Plus 2 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RAVCpl64.exe
Memory:5.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0027272388%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00240406%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032318%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,912
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
RtkNGUI64.exe
Memory:14.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0000329692%
Kernel CPU:0.00001930%
User CPU:0.00001367%
CPU cycles/sec:456
RAVBg64.exe
Memory:8.99 MB
Total CPU:0.0000502764%
Kernel CPU:0.00003440%
User CPU:0.00001588%
CPU cycles/sec:1,108

How do I remove Realtek HD Audio?

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Or, you can uninstall Realtek HD Audio from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Realtek HD Audio, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Realtek HD Audio.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Norway 25.00%
  Greece 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 66.67%
American Megatrends 33.33%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com

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