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What is soundman.exe? Realtek Sound Manager

Vendor:      Realtek
Product:     Sound Manager
Vendor Website:      http://www.realtek.com.tw
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: SOUNDMAN.EXE lets you manage and control some of the esoteric features of the Realtek sound chip. Most users don't need to change any of these features and can safely disable this program. Use the standard Windows volume control to change the sound volume.

soundman.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 1.19%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 2 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
soundman.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x4ca0410064282d72edc28390859668c4 3/29/2015 2:56:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 14 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
2 Status 0x80fd4d46b0e9b620cf757a9a5c789329 3/28/2015 7:18:00 PM Unknown 5, 1, 0, 59 Realtek Sound Manager 564 KB
3 Status 0xb70bcc55743c5a5bd7c7c6d6a02bb6f9 3/27/2015 4:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown Realtek Sound Manager 590 KB
4 Status 0xfaee9e99923d9d817672366825612acd 3/27/2015 1:53:00 AM Unknown 5, 1, 0, 45 Realtek Sound Manager 88 KB
5 Status 0xe44cf0ab3dafb101971b6d7bc811bc51 3/22/2015 7:05:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 21 Realtek Sound Manager 84 KB
6 Status 0xed8da2697f1c720ef26ae4b291a04497 3/14/2015 5:39:00 PM Unknown 5, 1, 0, 56 Realtek Sound Manager 564 KB
7 Status 0xfb1bc9a15a3df6cfd446e1b3bd0b5099 3/12/2015 12:39:00 PM Unknown 5, 1, 0, 58 Realtek Sound Manager 564 KB
8 Status 0xe622e1b8598029294312eeee9b02b699 3/10/2015 3:15:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.27 Realtek Sound Manager 65 KB
9 Status 0xf0eeed52fc29bec6e917cab2788148b2 3/8/2015 3:37:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.29 Realtek Sound Manager 66 KB
10 Status 0xb6df2b29add40b928200a342a3f34597 3/8/2015 12:09:00 PM Unknown 5.1.06 Realtek Sound Manager 54 KB
11 Status 0x0d034e8c4f88c5b2b0c1af3cf438cc4f 3/6/2015 4:59:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 30 Realtek Sound Manager 84 KB
12 Status 0x0a66d1ca518e5f32a18310a74e20ad4a 3/5/2015 9:52:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.33 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
13 Status 0xf9bfdff7e19127ca836338f4c9236d79 3/5/2015 3:36:00 PM Unknown 5.0.14 Realtek Sound Manager 45 KB
14 Status 0xe0584ee5e7f07f04a879b19a37465588 3/2/2015 8:37:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.28 Realtek Sound Manager 66 KB
15 Status 0x4fda635475f67582522e61af21a672e6 2/27/2015 3:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown Realtek Sound Manager 590 KB
16 Status 0x4d80259d6997d3f4b40d21af275662a4 2/23/2015 5:50:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 12 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
17 Status 0xfbef9f9c97b6b93e2041e65d3cd81c9c 2/17/2015 5:05:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.40 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
18 Status 0xf101729fef2aad615655a780a4b64b7a 2/13/2015 8:09:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.36 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
19 Status 0x30f444a9dc3d683d29ea4ed41af6c895 2/6/2015 8:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Realtek Sound Manager 590 KB
20 Status 0xaca36e19206993a9b68203bb5ab988b6 2/5/2015 1:23:00 PM Unknown 5.0.16 Realtek Sound Manager 45 KB
21 Status 0x1d781a7a6dab32f8c18017e082a0b425 1/23/2015 10:31:00 PM Unknown 5.1.14 Realtek Sound Manager 61 KB
22 Status 0xb1d1155ba8d9c4c38a45b52446729a03 1/15/2015 3:13:00 PM Unknown 1, 0, 0, 14 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
23 Status 0xd5d0cd6a04617a15c2df76cd668ff540 1/15/2015 12:07:00 AM Unknown 5.1.0.38 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
24 Status 0x92819cb628f57930ca6341dc8b0d9cb4 1/9/2015 9:30:00 PM Unknown 5, 1, 0, 51 Realtek Sound Manager 564 KB
25 Status 0xff86e640e4e0fd18cfb4696b38867222 1/6/2015 2:46:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0.30 Realtek Sound Manager 76 KB
MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x04f314d0c39c32166cdbde1d20267313 2/22/2015 3:12:00 PM Unknown 5.0 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
2 Status 0xe4908c8bb7bb227a2bbc80343d7521a4 1/21/2015 3:09:00 PM Unknown 5.0.10 Monitor sound card. 46 KB
3 Status 0x491b29d2495c5f69b23e449f8eee2d4a 1/14/2015 8:28:00 PM Unknown 5.0.02 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
4 Status 0x2234718c65055e2b23336b993f3df977 10/11/2014 7:04:00 PM Unknown 5.0.07 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
5 Status 0x190ee06f2c9d4e0101bceb363614b6f5 2/4/2012 1:24:00 PM Unknown 5.0.05 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
6 Status 0xa65916a55384f937f6ba4653ad203ecb 1/30/2012 5:14:00 AM Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
7 Status 0xd968b3259421c4a0627a62f4e0e96d6d 9/13/2011 3:44:00 PM Unknown 5.0.03 Monitor sound card. 45 KB
8 Status 0xc6cef3c41e1c6f88bf54954365afd9ae 10/12/2010 1:57:00 PM Unknown 5, 0, 0, 0 Monitor sound card. 43 KB
9 Status 0x04ce1f4bacc34a2f37e3b6c897120f02 5/29/2010 7:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
10 Status 0x4041a06d3ab72892e06978df75c5e639 4/29/2010 10:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
11 Status 0x7c41fb9922295f8914109d64d7402e51 4/9/2010 1:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
12 Status 0x816a1cf09c3b3a21d7481c3d293bfeff 2/14/2010 7:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
13 Status 0xe4eb49d80f9f38a58f2e60dce257ffe1 1/12/2010 8:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
14 Status 0x419b0af617105c5af739fe92bd510fbc 12/10/2009 12:56:00 AM Unknown 3.0 Monitor sound card. 118 KB
15 Status 0xbf79265e475652ee8385d86e1109061e 6/14/2009 5:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 83 KB
16 Status 0x47d015bb56d50620b3bb5fd9365b932c 1/29/2009 3:15:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
17 Status 0x76a19ab71c2562a80c7148472955205d 9/9/2008 5:50:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 46 KB
18 Status 0xd36dec5b59f139f2a9627fdf3852a973 7/17/2008 10:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
19 Status 0x33825ca0ab87adc2c73c01022f74fc5d 7/6/2008 2:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
20 Status 0x303e394ce9c600f467fef9661a0e32a7 6/18/2008 11:45:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
21 Status 0x052944ca68aac3ac28faaed31a22215d 5/30/2008 5:48:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 51 KB
22 Status 0xb2c74b2066dc40c729d1adb8250ba65c 5/27/2008 6:38:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 45 KB
23 Status 0xc58e263ab126f34f7159aca7952ad252 5/25/2008 10:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 83 KB
24 Status 0x94c4ba962288bc46fa7b681456f8c890 5/3/2008 3:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 55 KB
25 Status 0x5af2f6f43c1eed603fb3d515ad6d48a5 4/29/2008 11:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Monitor sound card. 88 KB



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