What is the P17.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The P17.dll process is also known as P17 AudioControlX2 Module and is a part of P17 AudioControlX2 Module. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of P17.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- P17 AudioControlX2 Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- P17 AudioControlX2 Module 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)
- P17.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module P17.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about P17.dll P17 AudioControlX2 Module
P17.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file P17.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 64,512 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 60,928 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. 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). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 5% 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 P17.dll. 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 P17?
|SB Live 24 bit driver |
|SB Live 24, Audigy & Audigy2 Driver - often causes problems - |
|yep driver for Creative Sound |
|Creative volume control |
PC Tech A.D.T.
|it's a helper for soundblaster audigy 2 |
Summary: 6 users judge P17.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall P17 AudioControlX2 Module
To remove P17 AudioControlX2 Module 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 P17 AudioControlX2 Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if P17.dll (P17 AudioControlX2 Module) 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 P17 AudioControlX2 Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for P17 AudioControlX2 Module 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 P17.dll 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.