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Program info

Estimated safety rating


rthdcpl.exe may be a dangerous application, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers too many of the "possible danger" criteria described in this document. It is not yet known if rthdcpl.exe is a virus or an ok program which doesn't cause harm the computer. We recommend you to be careful with this program.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is found in C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 489e0cca53056f270e93eb7a1afc262a.

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 as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the entire power of nowadays' computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Realtek HD Audio Control Panel

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

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Publisher Realtek Semiconductor Corp..


 Copyright (c) 2004 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) 2004 Realtek Semiconductor Corp..

Has valid windows


This file does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


A digital signature is missing from this program. The authors did not sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.