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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,524
United States Rank #4,396
Reach 0.0565%


6.3.9600.2172 0.18%
6.3.9600.2132 1.19%
6.3.9600.132 0.27%
6.3.9600.130 1.47%
6.3.9600.104 1.83%
6.3.9600.100 1.10%
6.3.9600.85 1.83%
6.3.9600.78 0.09%
6.3.9600.50 7.14%
6.3.9600.46 0.09%
6.3.9600.44 22.89%
6.3.9600.41 60.90%
6.3.9600.40 0.09%
6.3.9600.39 0.55%
6.3.9600.17 0.27%
6.3.9600.4 0.09%

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Realtek USB Audio

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Realtek USB Audio is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most used version is 6.3.9600.41, 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 software installer includes 121 files and is usually about 136.21 MB (142,825,573 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Realtek USB Audio come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0A46A65D-89AC-464C-8026-3CD44960BD04}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 136.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek USB Audio

  • RtkUSBAud.sys - Realtek (r) USB Audio Driver
  • RtkUpd64.exe - Realtek HD Auido Update and remove driver Tool (Driver Update and remove for Windows x64 or x86_32)
  • RtlUpd64.exe
  • intel_coinst.dll - Realtek I2S Audio Codec Device Driver (Realtek I2S Audio Codec Device Driver Co-installer)
  • rtii2sac_coinstaller.dll
  • Setup.exe - Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (InstallScript Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • BlackBlueSkinImages64.dll - Realtek HD Audio Manager Resource
  • BlackJadeSkinImages64.dll
  • BlackSkinImages64.dll
  • DarkSkinImages64.dll
  • GrayJadeSkinImages64.dll
  • GreyUSBSkinImages.dll
  • GreyUSBSkinImages64.dll
  • RtI2SBgProc64.exe - Realtek I2S Audio Background Proc
  • WhiteJadeUSBSkinImages.dll
  • WhiteJadeUSBSkinImages64.dll
  • RtkMcp64.dll - Realtek LFX/GFX DSP UI component (Realtek LFX/GFX DSP UI component for Windows Vista)
  • RtkMcup32.dll
  • RtkMcup64.dll
  • RtkMic32.dll - Realtek(r) LFX/GFX DSP component
  • RtkMic64.dll
  • RtkMicU32.dll
  • RtkMicU64.dll
  • PurpleSkinImages64.dll - Realtek Audio Manager Resource
  • RtkGuiCompLib.dll - Realtek GUI Component Library
  • RTASIOCP.dll - Realtek ASIO Control Panel. (Realtek ASIO Control Panel)
  • RTASIOCP64.dll
  • RtkUGui64.exe - Gestione Audio Realtek USB
  • RtkI2SAudioService64.exe - Realtek I2S Audio Service
  • RtkUGui.exe - Realtek USB Audio Manager
  • RtSetupAPI.dll - Realtek Audio Setup API
  • RtSetupAPI64.dll
  • RtkNGUI64.exe - Realtek Audio Manager
  • RtI2SUpd64.exe - Realtek I2S Audio (I2S Audio Driver Installer)
  • RTHDASIO.dll - Realtek ASIO dll
  • RTHDASIO64.dll
  • RtkApi64.dll - Realtek APO API
  • RtkApoApi.dll
  • RtDataProc.dll - RtMicDataEx (I2S driver COM file)
  • RtDataProc64.dll
  • RtkCfg.dll
  • RtkCfg64.dll
  • PremiumBlackSkinImages64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RtlUpd64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{80164836-7488-4DF7-9CCD-F5D6DF64E42D}' (runs on registration).
  • RtkI2SAudioService64.exe runs as a service named 'RTK IIS Codec Service' (RtkI2SCodec).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RtkNGUI64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RtkNGui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\AP\RtkNGui64.exe" /s.
  • RtI2SBgProc64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RtI2SBgProc' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\AP\RtI2SBgProc64.exe" /BOARDWELL_MA3.

How do I remove Realtek USB Audio?

Quickly and completely remove Realtek USB Audio 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 USB 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 USB 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 USB Audio.

Win 10 91%
Win 7 (SP1) 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.13%
Windows 7 8.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.38%
Windows 10 Pro 26.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.03%
Windows 7 Professional 3.76%
Windows 8.1 2.66%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.98%
  United Kingdom 3.65%
  Italy 2.86%
  Canada 1.95%
  France 1.76%
  Germany 1.76%
  Australia 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Spain 0.97%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Hong Kong 0.55%
  Singapore 0.55%
  Switzerland 0.49%
  Norway 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 94.38%
Hewlett-Packard 4.79%
Lenovo 0.37%
Intel 0.28%
Alienware 0.09%
ASUS 0.09%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 17.57%
Dell XPS 15 9550 15.82%
Dell XPS 13 9350 11.41%
Dell XPS 8900 7.08%
Dell XPS 13 9343 5.06%
Dell XPS 8300 4.97%

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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