What is ADeck.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ADeck.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ADeck.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ADeck
ADeck.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VIA Codec Control Panel or Audio Deck belongs to software Vinyl Deck or ADeck Application or My Book Device Driver by VIA Technologies (

Description: ADeck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ADeck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 7,957,504 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 528,384 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The ADeck.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. ADeck.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could remove the entire program My Book Device Driver using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ADeck.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ADeck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ADeck.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Sound Driver on Via chip boards
Is trying to listen to outside computers normal for this?!!! Norton keeps blocking it.
audio deck onboard sound utility
Vinyl Deck driver app for VIA Audio
scrollbar property out of range.
Adeck wont load of startup always comes up as a error opening
its a sound driver
Seems to repeatedly cause a check sum error that brings up the blue screen
Vinyl Audio Deck control utility for onboard VIA soundcards.
  m0rph3us   (further information)
Audio Deck mixer application installed with VIA sound drivers. Not essential for Windows operation
CanĀ“t guess why a sound driver must log keyboard inputs?!
  Don Quixote  
VIA Audio App
  bob wondernut  
We had just reformated the computer and installed this program. Not too long after, the computer had slowed down significantly. Upon deleting this program, the computer was restored to earlier speeds. Glad it's gone.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ADeck.exe: based on 19 votes with 13 user comments. 12 users think ADeck.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think ADeck.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade ADeck.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ADeck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ADeck. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ADeck.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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