Is rthdcpl.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of rthdcpl.exe:









File purpose and description:

RTHDCPL.EXE is a file which may have been installed on your system by you or installed with another program or package. RTHDCPL.EXE may have also been preinstalled on your computer system since the day you first purchased it. The actual hard drive location and folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you. This RTHDCPL.EXE file is from Realtek sound cards, and this is there HD audio file manager and control panel. This file is considered a safe file, and it is not known to be related to any spyware, adware or virus related installations. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
rthdcpl.exe

File type:
This is an executable file

File or folder location:
This file will be found in your windows folder or system32 folder. (system32\RTHDCPL.EXE or windows\RTHDCPL.EXE)


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, rthdcpl.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of rthdcpl.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!