What does the RtDCpl.exe file do?
The RtDCpl.exe process is also known as Realtek (Version AC97 Audio Control Panel) or, as the case may be, HD Audio Control Panel and is a part of Realtek (Version AC97 Audio Control Panel). This software is produced by Realtek Semiconductor (www.realtek.com.tw). An obsolete or defective version of RtDCpl.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Realtek has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Realtek 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)
- RtDCpl.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RtDCpl.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RtDCpl.exe Realtek
RtDCpl.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RtDCpl.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 12,298,240 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. RtDCpl.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A RtDCpl.exe file has a 41% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 2,691,072 bytes.
It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. RtDCpl.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do.
RtDCpl.exe is capable of record keystrokes.
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 RtDCpl.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 RtDCpl?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Realtek
To remove Realtek from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Realtek in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if RtDCpl.exe (Realtek) 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. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Realtek 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 RtDCpl.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.