What does the alcwzrd.exe file do?
The alcwzrd.exe process is also known as RealTek AlcWzrd Application and is a part of ALCWZRD. This software is produced by RealTek Semicoductor (www.realtek.com). An obsolete or defective version of alcwzrd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- RealTek AlcWzrd Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RealTek AlcWzrd Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- alcwzrd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module alcwzrd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about alcwzrd.exe RealTek AlcWzrd Application
alcwzrd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Alcwzrd.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,808,832 bytes (35% of all these files), 2,807,808 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. Alcwzrd.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 31% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves alcwzrd.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about alcwzrd?
|Driver for onboard soundchip on ASUS mainboard |
|ALCWZRD.EXE is associated with audio drivers |
|RealTek audio drivers related |
|sound drivers |
|Its a RealTek File that sends private information (Adware) |
Summary: 13 users judge alcwzrd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted alcwzrd.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ALCWZRD
To remove RealTek AlcWzrd Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ALCWZRD in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if alcwzrd.exe (RealTek AlcWzrd Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of RealTek AlcWzrd Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RealTek AlcWzrd Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or alcwzrd.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.