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 audiodg.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.
The process known as Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation or Isolation graphique de périphérique audio Windows or Windows Graphisolierung für Audiogeräte or Isolamento grafico dispositivo audio Windows
belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or audioadg.exe or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows or Système d'exploitation Microsoft Windows or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The original audiodg.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The audiodg.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 100,864 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 88,064 bytes and 7 more variants.
The audiodg.exe file is a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Is audiodg.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true audiodg.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Mal/Generic-S (detected by Sophos), and Trojan.Win32.Agentb.aejp (detected by Kaspersky).
To ensure that no rogue audiodg.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants?
If audiodg.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 5,342,757 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The audiodg.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If audiodg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 778,240 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 8,192 bytes. It is not a Windows system file.
If audiodg.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 10,875,904 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as audiodg.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the audiodg.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with audiodg. 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 audiodg.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.