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What is soundman.exe?

Part of Realtek Sound Manager by Realtek Semiconductor

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How does soundman.exe run?

Process - soundman.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. soundman.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does soundman.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - soundman.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SoundMan' and the execution command 'SOUNDMAN.EXE' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the soundman.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of soundman.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is soundman.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00028% CPU2838.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.26 MB RAM5.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Realtek Sound Manager?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. manufactures and sells a wide variety of products throughout the world, and its product lines can be broadly categorized into two More...
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File details

File name: soundman.exe
Publisher: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (verified)
Name: Realtek Sound Manager
Description: Realtek Sound Manager
Version: 6, 0, 0, 5
Size: 590.53 KB
Original file name: SoundMan.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/14/2007
Expiration date: 6/11/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003424790%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000586566%
User CPU: 0.00028382235577%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 168,858,795
CPU cycle count /min: 95,892
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.19 MB
Peak committed memory: 68.44 MB
Paged memory: 1.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.32 MB
Paged system memory: 129.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.97 KB
Working set memory: 536 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.75 MB
Min working set memory: 140 KB
Private memory: 1.26 MB
Page faults: 1,946
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
Peak GDI objects: 21
USER objects: 8
Peak USER objects: 8
Handle count average: 85
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SoundMan

Image hashes

MD5: 4fda635475f67582522e61af21a672e6
SHA-1: f2aa48a1c341fee1f0377573c2b53603d82be536
SHA-256: 10f5a2e73d2f6213c75f38240669f314b2e2aa0fd3d8f43d6b41c05946493ea7

PE image details

File packed: No
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