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 RtHDVCpl.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 HD Audio Control Panel or Realtek HD Audio Manager belongs to software HD Audio Control Panel or Realtek High Definition Audio Driver or Realtek High Definition Audio or Realtek HDMI Audio Driver for ATI or Realtek HDMI Audio Driver for by Realtek Semiconductor (www.realtek.com.tw).
Description: RtHDVCpl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RtHDVCpl.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,702,208 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 3,784,704 bytes and 40 more variants.
RtHDVCpl.exe is not a Windows core file. The RtHDVCpl.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. RtHDVCpl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If RtHDVCpl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 17% dangerous. The file size is 12,021,464 bytes (6% of all occurrences), 12,205,784 bytes and 64 more variants. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is a Microsoft signed file. RtHDVCpl.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The RtHDVCpl.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. RtHDVCpl.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If RtHDVCpl.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 39,424 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 26,112 bytes or 30,208 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows system file. RtHDVCpl.exe is able to monitor applications. RtHDVCpl.exe appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RtHDVCpl.exe, for example TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.anxi or Backdoor.Win32.Small.yb (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the RtHDVCpl.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 RtHDVCpl. 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 RtHDVCpl.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.