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VersionDistribution
6.0.1.6818 100.00%

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Realtek HD X-Fi

What is Realtek HD X-Fi?

This software package contains the required software and driver to connect the Realtek HD X-Fi device to the PC.

Overview

Realtek HD X-Fi is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. 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 13 files and is usually about 36.26 MB (38,019,016 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 83% of users of Realtek HD X-Fi come from the United States, it is also popular in India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtlUpd64.exe -r -m -nrg2709
Estimated size: 36.26 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek HD X-Fi

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\hda\rtlupd64.exe
MD5:986b5bff9a80879b01ec30ab12950f93
Additional files:
  • BlackSkinImages64.dll - Realtek HD Audio Manager Resource
  • DarkSkinImages64.dll
  • GrayJadeSkinImages64.dll
  • LightSkinImages64.dll
  • RAVBg64.exe - HD Audio Background Process
  • RAVCpl64.exe - Realtek HD Audio Manager
  • RtkNGUI64.exe
  • vncutil64.exe - Noise Canceling Program
  • SkyTel.exe - Realtek Voice Manager
  • RtkAudioService64.exe - Realtek Audio Service
  • AERTSr64.exe (by Andrea Electronics) - APO Access Service (64-bit) (Andrea filters APO access service (64-bit))
  • FMAPP.exe - FMAPP Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SkyTel.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A1C9828-D72E-4FF2-B217-D952FAA36D1C}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RAVBg64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RtHDVBg_SRSSA.
  • RAVCpl64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RTKCPL.
2 Services
  • AERTSr64.exe runs as a service named 'AERTFilters' (AERTFilters).
  • RtkAudioService64.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek Audio Service' (RtkAudioService) "For cooperation with Realtek audio driver.".
5 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 /IM.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • vncutil64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vncutil' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\vncutil64.exe.
  • RAVCpl64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RTHDVCPL' which loads as C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RAVCpl64.exe
Memory:5.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003700860%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031541%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005468%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,043
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes
435.61 KB average
RtkAudioService64.exe
Memory:2.01 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000296%
CPU cycles/sec:466
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
AERTSr64.exe
Memory:1.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0000472944%
Kernel CPU:0.00004198%
User CPU:0.00000531%
CPU cycles/sec:478

How do I remove Realtek HD X-Fi?

Quickly and completely remove Realtek HD X-Fi from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Realtek HD X-Fi 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 X-Fi, 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 X-Fi.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  India 16.67%

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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