Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: A background program called SOUND

26 Dec 2012   #1

win 7 home premium 64bit
A background program called SOUND

Compaq laptop, Win 7. IE, FireFox, Thunderbird, Office 2003, Notepad are the most common programs I run. IE, FireFox and Thunderbird are running at all times. Background programs are Skype, YahooMessenger, CoffeeCup LockBox. AVG free, MalwareBytes free, CCleaner, with AVG running its overview but not its toolbar.

I sometimes notice a program show up when I shut down called "SOUND." It does not usually show in the Windows Task Manager when I hit ctrl/shift/esc. It has been in the Task Manager Applications a few times, however. When shutting down, it flashes so fast, I can't always tell if it is there, but usually I can spot the large square icon announcing it. It doesn't appear to be affecting the operation of the computer.

What is it and should I take steps to get rid of it? Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

use process explorer( a free handy program) to track its address and property.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Looks like it could be a realtek thing.

Page 1 - Process Library - PC Pitstop Libraries

Look under the "Top 25 unwanted processes". See what it says and if you want to keep it. Lots of good info here on common processes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 A background program called SOUND

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Default program refuses to change the version application called upon
Windows refuses to change the version application called upon with default program. I have 2 versions of 3ds max (2010 and 2015) on my system. I need both for different utilities (some that work in 2010 do not work in 2015, and vice versa). I tried to change the default left click open...
I get a file name warning for some folder called "C:\Program" ?
Today I started my computer and when I reached the desktop this little message popped up: File name warning. There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to "C:\Program1" would solve this problem. Would...
General Discussion
deleted program called Zoom downloader, now cant download files.
I recently installed a program called zoomdownloader and i decided to uninstall it, instead of using the uninstall.exe I just put all the files in the recycling bin and deleted them there, Now I cant download a single file from any browser( i've tried internet explorer and firefox). when i try to...
Start-Up program called _uninst_70530835.lnk ? I've scanned the file location...
Performance & Maintenance
More Lost DATA with program called ARC-160
I don't know where this belongs, but since someone moved my last thread here . . . I use a program called ARC-160 to program radio scanners. The program allows me to enter hundreds of frequencies and other data, then it saves them in a file. Normally (as recently as last week), when I click...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+