What does the audiodg.exe file do?
The audiodg.exe process is also known as Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation or, as the case may be, Isolation graphique de périphérique audio Windows and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, audioadg.exe. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of audiodg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation 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)
- audiodg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module audiodg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about audiodg.exe Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation
audiodg.exe is part of Windows. The file audiodg.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 100,864 bytes (60% of all these files), 88,576 bytes, 88,064 bytes, 100,352 bytes or, as the case may be, 207,576 bytes.
The Windows operating system requires this file. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A audiodg.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 778,240 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 8,192 bytes. Audiodg.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
- A audiodg.exe file has a 54% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 450,048 bytes. This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, RunOnce). The audiodg file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Audiodg.exe is capable of supervise programs. audiodg.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 audiodg.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 audiodg?
|Looks like if you kill it, you're audio dies. So basically, I'd suggest not to terminate it as you can't run it again like just another program. |
|Its MS's new isolated sound system for Vista. Completely harmless. (further information...) |
Summary: 71 users judge audiodg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. However, 6 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted audiodg.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or audioadg.exe
To remove Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation 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 the program or audioadg.exe in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if audiodg.exe (Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation) 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 Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation 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 audiodg.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.