1, 0, 0, 51 6.25%
1, 0, 0, 41 6.25%
1, 0, 0, 40 6.25%
1, 0, 0, 33 18.75%
1, 0, 0, 22 18.75%
1, 0, 0, 17 18.75%
1, 0, 0, 17 6.25%
1, 0, 0, 16 18.75%



Realtek Audio Service by Realtek Semiconductor Corp (Signed)

Remove RtkAudioService.exe


rtkaudioservice.exe has 8 known versions, the most recent one is 1, 0, 0, 51. It is started as a Windows Service called 'RtkAudioService' with the name 'RtkAudioService' and described as “To check external HDMI device availability, HDMI device audio capability and update HDMI device capability into audio control panel”. . The average file size is about 152.95 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Realtek Semiconductor Corp by the certification authority VeriSign. Numerous variations of rtkaudioservice.exe have been installed with both Realtek High Definition Audio Driver and Realtek HDMI Audio Driver for ATI. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0001% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.97 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 3.29 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 20 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.


File name:rtkaudioservice.exe
Publisher:Realtek Semiconductor
Product name:Realtek Audio Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\realtek\audio\hda\rtkaudioservice.exe
Issued to:Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, March 15, 2007
Expiration date:Saturday, June 12, 2010
Windows Service
Service name:RtkAudioService
Display name:RtkAudioService
Description:“To check external HDMI device availability, HDMI device audio capability and update HDMI device capability into audio control panel”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Realtek Audio Service.)
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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Realtek's High Definition Audio Driver provide high quality DTS, Dolby, Surround Sound to your PC via the audio card. The software comes with a number of features and functionality such as a six chann...
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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The Realtek HDMI Audio Driver is the software driver for the Realtek HDMI Audio devices. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cas...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of rtkaudioservice.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • RtkAudioService
  • 'RtkAudioService' (Realtek Audio Service)

VersionsAll file variations of rtkaudioservice.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
2b000ec93681489691afa6e00852f85e a29d8861b7cbbcf017aa59878b24b666aa83acaa 244.21 KB
2e4c813c9987fa912477c0d5a2d0743e b97d6044236811e68e646592ed65858ced741678 199.07 KB
0af4eb62454fbc57a44c07926c02e283 e6676be2c6faffdd38edc8451d3220e4604e5315 139.07 KB
d38dfe3b2b394af3955a2b4665d4e74d 629d168faab93b3ceef9efcb99dadc9998ea2e61 138.64 KB
8c9092918427fc3373030a288959e4e4 09d21e32d1a93e308eee990080167d8d07c22cd8 130.53 KB
e98774d99e6dee35a703f0cbab5a39bb aa7d542371abb6f44a0ebffb2fa2df34fc59810b 131.5 KB
a76589efa47f3357aa81c64dc67a0d10 94b1b7e949df61028704ed92b5bd791d397f8d2f 138.03 KB
65330e78c17db8a99a7ff1ba3c8824b6 87658014947bc976963dd739397ac9bc6962244c 102.53 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 18.75%
Windows 8 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 31.25% of Realtek Audio Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Sony 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
ASUS 9.52%
Acer 9.52%
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