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Program info

Estimated safety rating


rthdcpl.exe may be a dangerous application, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria detailed in this document. It is yet unknown if rthdcpl.exe is malware or not that doesn't harm your PC. We recommend you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is stored in J:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is c0ef7f9cf259471f9fdb6e5d490facfc.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire set of features of current PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Realtek HD Audio Control Panel

The description stored in the file is Realtek HD Audio Control Panel.

File version

File version


 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Publisher Realtek Semiconductor Corp..


 Copyright (c) 2010 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2010 Realtek Semiconductor Corp..

Has valid windows


This application does NOT have visible windows. This is most likely a bad sign.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure features of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


rthdcpl.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature is not valid. This indicates the software application may be malware and that someone probably tampered with it after the signature was generated. We advise extreme caution!

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Third Party Component CA 2012

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Third Party Component CA 2012

Starts with windows


This program starts at your PC's startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.