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What does the DrvLsnr.exe file do?

The DrvLsnr.exe process is also known as DrvLsnr or, as the case may be, DrvListnr and is a part of adi DrvLsnr or, as the case may be, adi DrvListnr. This software is produced by adi (www.soundmax.com). An obsolete or defective version of DrvLsnr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about DrvLsnr.exe DrvLsnr

DrvLsnr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. DrvLsnr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 69,632 bytes.
The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The DrvLsnr file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. DrvLsnr.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 49% 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 DrvLsnr.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 DrvLsnr?

Compaq/ADI SoundMAX integrated digital audio controller related
Also used on HP machines
it is defo for sound max i uninstalled my sound mx driver and i no longer had this system process but when i re installed it was back so it is 100% SAFE

Summary: 13 users judge DrvLsnr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted DrvLsnr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall adi DrvLsnr or adi DrvListnr

To remove DrvLsnr from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate adi DrvLsnr or adi DrvListnr in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if DrvLsnr.exe (DrvLsnr) 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 DrvLsnr. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DrvLsnr 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 DrvLsnr.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.

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