What is soundman.exe? Is soundman.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix soundman.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your soundman process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair soundman.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
This process implements Realtek's Sound Manager system tray utility, which is installed on systems along with the drivers for certain Realtek soundcards and integrated sound logic chips. Like many system tray utilities, it provides a convenient interface to change the settings of the associated hardware, and also lets you manage the function of the various input and output lines on your sound card (such as audio in, microphone and so forth.)
If you want a detailed security rating about your soundman.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of soundman.exe: based on 79 votes. Read also the 49 reviews.
1610 users ask for this file. 53 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 10 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 9 users rated it as dangerous. 7 users didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about soundman.exe:|
|File gives acess to AC'97 Audio configuration/codecs(Realtek) See also: Link Minion|
|It gives option for sound configuration.. a cind of driver QWP|
|Driver for sound Config. No problems Arlas|
|Sound Codec Manager - Allows you to administer your sound settings See also: Link James Addyman|
|Realtek Sound Manager Basiclife|
|Its Realteck sound effects program, u can disable it if not used the tray icon Cesar|
|I have a file which keeps popping up called soundmon.exe is this the same as soundman etcetc mike1|
|Driver based on Realtek AC'97 Audio Chip - Not Dangerous Nwt_lazaro|
|Part of Realtek package - sound effects/sound card config. Probably worth keeping Richard Creighton|
|A website called LAFN (Los Angeles Free Network) has a, very long, list of registry startup programs.|
|I've deleted this registry in order to remove Sound Effect Manager from my PC, but it's still there, any ideas? Abelone|
|Realtek Soundcard drive-not spyware squid|
|it's sounds like a super hero to me, but spider man is much better Renron|
|Soundkarte program von Realek/Programme de carte son integre Realtek/Program from Realtek integrated sound card. FatalError|
|Mike1 Soundmon.exe is a trojan virus duelpersonalities|
|sounds like this is related to the MOBO sound system|
|sound effect manager|
|Part of the Realtek AC97 setup Steve G|
|realtek sound card executable file.. damien|
|Part of Realtek. It provides an icon in the system tray to give quick access to the sound card settings. Useless process - disable it. -|
|it's a sound manager with very cool effects while playing mp3's El Locote|
|Manages RealTek sound codec. It's part of the driver!!! Absolutely safe. spazzy|
|RealTek OnBoard sound manager - found most commonly on mobo's with onboard sound (but only if the onboard sound is made by Realtek) LW90210|
|Realtek Sound Manager See also: Link|
|it appears and have to be removed Virus raj kumar|
|definitely a virus See also: Link jane doe|
|could be an alias for worm "randon.av"|
|soundman.exe could be a worm - the W32.Spybot.ANDM worm can copy itself as soundsman.exe ; check Symantecs website. Discovered 1/5/2007 See also: Link CathyB|
|soundman.exe as part of the Realtek AC97 setup is a P.O.S., it seems that sometimes you can remove it from the registry to prevent startup and still have working sound, while other times your left without any sound and the Windows options under sound are unusable while the sound device reports to be working properly, so, it's hit and miss, it's really sad that such worthless garbage is bundled so tightly with drivers. Matt|
|the only process all the time on my system, that is not digitally signed kriss|
|My system locked up with system resources all tied up with iexplorer.exe only thing was i had no ie windows open. When i terminated it in task manager, it imediately spawned another instance again consuming large resources. When i disabled my network card, the activity stopped. It was in the windows/system32 folder 3,072kb. It had added it's self to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software/microsoft/windows/run key. It was easy enough to remove it from the start up queue from the msconfig command, reboot, and disable the file. If i were creating a malacious software, i would name it something common abp|
|Stands for Audio Codec '97, is a standard audiocodec used by intel. Absolutely safe. Valter|
|SoundMan.exe = Realtek Sound Effect Manager. It's non-essential and not critical to your audio driver. See Link and Expand Question 15. See also: Link TrenchFOOT.net|
|Sound effects = equalizer, karaoke, echo, reverb, pitch shift etc by Realtek very safe, but not suppoerted now. Bill|
|not virus Known|
|Realtek Sound Card Driver Shivam|
|It is a Realtek Sound Manager from the Realtek AC97 and HD Audio Codec. See also: Link Angeluz_Villaluz|
|soundmanager for realtek sound jethro|
|If you dont have Realtek AC'97 Audio that SOUNDMAN.EXE can be a virus and if you have Realtek AC'97 Audio leave it where it is until you uninstal Realtek AC'97 Audio V1Ru2|
|I-Worm Stration can attach itself to this program Kim-Duthie|
|Object: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Purble Place\PurblePlace.exe Threat: Win32/Virut.NBP virus Information: RTL 8100C 5710751|
|Part of Realtek AC'97 process MarRen23|
|Safe (from Realtek), but non-essential - only places an icon on systray. Mik|
|Ac97 Sound Card Driver Impossible|
|Soundman.exe is most likely not a virus as it is used to manage sound on Realtek ACxx Audio. InvoxiPlayGames|
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