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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #12,532
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 44.25 days


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3D Sound Back Beta0.1

What is 3D Sound Back Beta?

The Realtek 3D SoundBack program is designed to restore audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named 3DSoundBack.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.57 MB (3,742,229 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\3D Sound Back Beta0.1
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 3.57 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by 3D Sound Back Beta0.1

Program executable:3DSoundBack.exe
Name:Realtek 3D Sound Back
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\3D Sound Back Beta0.1\3DSoundBack.exe
Additional files:
  • rtk_oal.dll - Realtek OpenAL Library (Realtek OpenAL Implementation)
  • 3DSoundBack.exe - Realtek 3D Sound Back
  • dsound.dll - DirectSound Hook

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 3DSoundBack.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FAEA5602-645C-4C7B-866B-E73833161F23}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • 3DSoundBack.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '3DSoundBack.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Realtek\3D Sound Back Beta0.1\3DSoundBack.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 3DSoundBack.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Realtek\3D Sound Back Beta0.1\3DSoundBack.exe'.

How do I remove 3D Sound Back Beta?

You can uninstall 3D Sound Back Beta 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 3D Sound Back Beta0.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 3D Sound Back Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.77%
Windows 10 38.43%
Windows Vista 8.28%
Windows XP 5.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.42%
Windows 10 Pro 9.59%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Windows 10 Home 6.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.75%
  Italy 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  India 3.31%
  Germany 3.31%
  Canada 2.95%
  Brazil 2.39%
  France 2.39%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Russia 2.03%
  Australia 1.66%
  Spain 1.47%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Sweden 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.88%
Acer 17.17%
ASUS 13.73%
Hewlett-Packard 13.73%
Toshiba 5.15%
Samsung 4.29%
Intel 3.43%
MSI 3.00%
Lenovo 2.15%
Medion 1.72%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.12%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.72%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.72%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 2.04%

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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