What is aeadisrv.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 aeadisrv.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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Aeadisrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with aeadisrv
Aeadisrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Andrea filters APO access service (version (64-bit), (32-bit)) belongs to software APO Access Service (version (64-bit), (32-bit)) by Andrea Electronics (

Description: Aeadisrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Aeadisrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 69,632 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 90,112 bytes or 86,016 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The aeadisrv.exe file is not a Windows core file. Aeadisrv.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as aeadisrv.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the aeadisrv.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

This service is from the company that makes Andrea headsets and microphones, which are well regarded for use with speech recognition and other computer applications. It is possible that this service allows use of source-tracking microphone arrays.
It's a soundmax integrated digital audio (audio driver) part.
Microphone Filter driver for SoundMax sound cards. Started running when I plugged in microphone and smartjack detected it. Its harmless and filters out background noise to make speech to text software work better.
soundmax Mic noise filter
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Mic-Treiber soundmax
Microphone Filter driver for SoundMax sound cards. Started running when I plugged in microphone and smartjack detected it. Its harmless and filters out background noise to make speech to text software work better.
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I was suspicious about this process. After inquiry I concluded that this process is associated with Sound MAX drivers installed on my computer. This process is used to filter out noise in MIC.
Audio driver

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Summary: Average user rating of aeadisrv.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think aeadisrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving aeadisrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with aeadisrv. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 aeadisrv.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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