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What is rtkaudioservice.exe?

Part of Realtek Audio Service by Realtek Semiconductor

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How does rtkaudioservice.exe run?

Service - rtkaudioservice.exe runs as a background Windows service (RtkAudioService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the rtkaudioservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of rtkaudioservice.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is rtkaudioservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00000085% CPU8.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     992 KB RAM4.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\realtek\audio\hda\rtkaudioservice.exe

Are there other versions of Realtek Audio Service?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Realtek Semiconductor

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File details

File name: rtkaudioservice.exe
Publisher: Realtek Semiconductor (verified)
Name: Realtek Audio Service
Description: Realtek Audio Service
Version: 1, 0, 0, 51
Size: 244.21 KB
Original file name: RtkAudioService.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/15/2007
Expiration date: 6/12/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000026063%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000017564%
User CPU: 0.00000084988226%
Privileged CPU time: 312002 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 80,649,105
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.33 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.69 MB
Paged memory: 992 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.06 MB
Paged system memory: 82.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.12 KB
Working set memory: 720 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.08 MB
Min working set memory: 552 KB
Private memory: 992 KB
Page faults: 2,587
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 1024 Bytes
Total other operations: 153
Total other transfer: 4.37 KB
Handle count average: 105
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService.exe"

Service details

Name: RtkAudioService

Image hashes

MD5: 2b000ec93681489691afa6e00852f85e
SHA-1: a29d8861b7cbbcf017aa59878b24b666aa83acaa

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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