What is RAVBg64.exe?

The genuine RAVBg64.exe file is a software component of Realtek High Definition Audio Driver by Realtek Semiconductor. Realtek, founded in Taiwan in 1987, is a major semiconductor and integrated circuit manufacturer with 50% of global market share in Audio Coder-Decoder (codec) chips. The Realtek High Definition Audio driver is the interface between the Windows operating system and your hardware (speakers). High Definition (HD) Audio is an Intel audio standard and most Intel motherboards contain Realtek sound chips.

RAVBg64 stands for Realtek Audio-Video Background process (64 Bit)

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 RAVBg64.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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RAVBg64.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RAVBg64
RAVBg64.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HD Audio Background Process belongs to software Realtek High Definition Audio Driver or HD Audio Background Process or Realtek High Definition Audio by Realtek Semiconductor (

Description: RAVBg64.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RAVBg64.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,321,688 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,396,592 bytes and 29 more variants. 
RAVBg64.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program has no visible window. RAVBg64.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. RAVBg64.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Realtek High Definition Audio Driver or Realtek HDMI Audio Driver for ATI).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RAVBg64.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RAVBg64.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 is necessary for an audio driver defaulty installed on most windows machines.
My skype for windows gives a warning related to privacy when i begin a call. Although i am easilya able to dismiss it, i am concerned about the problem.
  Sabaat Ahmad  
Realtek Audio Service
  Melik Abdelsayed  

Summary: Average user rating of RAVBg64.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think RAVBg64.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving RAVBg64 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RAVBg64. 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 RAVBg64.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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