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What is RTHDCPL.exe? Is it a virus.
I am having norton 2007, but even norton does not take that much of system resources.
Here is a screen shot.

 

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rthdcpl.exe - rthdcpl - Process Information

Assuming that's to be trusted, anyway.
It says
rthdcpl.exe is a process belonging to the Realtek HD Audio Control Panel and is bundled alongside Realtek sound cards and audio hardware.
I don't have a realteck sound card, its asus.

Norton is ass btw
norton is a good AV, and I am going to get norton2009 next month.
 

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How do I check whether I have two or one. I'm pretty sure its one since there is no extra audio sockets at the back panel of my computer. Only the green, pink and blue colored sockets all hooked on to speakers.

Have you ever had a speaker icon that looks like this:




If not, then feel free to delete that sucker.;) Come to think of it, all it is, is an audio control panel that most people don't really need. Though sometimes I use it to reassign my audio ports. :/
sound icon looks like this
 

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Ok I thinks its two sound cards. But I don't remember ordering an extra sound card when I got the computer.
 

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No, you're fine redlofredlof.;)

Asus just slapped their name on top of the Realtek Audio Control Panel. If you update your sound card drivers from Realtek's site, the Asus logo will be gone.

The only reason there are two speaker icons in my taskbar is that one is Windows 7's volume control and the other is Realtek's audio manager.

EDIT: You'd think N.A.V. would do a CRC check on the file first before accusing it of being a virus since a LOT of people with onboard sound have Realtek HD Audio... :/
norton did not detect it as a virus. I just wanted to know what was this process running in the background.
Wait, redlof, when you said you had an asus sound card, did you mean the audio on your asus motherboard? That's would be a realtek chipset. Wish you hadn't called it a card.

Asus DOES make sound cards (Xonar) and they're fantastic. They don't use the realtek chipset. I assumed, since you said card that's what you had.
Every motherboard has a sound card right? so it has to be from the manufacturer i.e., asus in my case. also it says asus on the green window so I asumed that the sound card was from asus.

Wish you hadn't called it a card.
what do you mean?
 
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