Audiodg.exe is the new audio component for Windows Vista. The utility is listed as Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation in the Task Manager. The process enables audio driver to run in a different isolated login session as the user that is locally logged into Windows Vista. This helps in ensuring the other applications are unable to modify content and plug-ins.
By default, audiodg.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The default file size on Windows Vista is 88,064 bytes. It is a Microsoft signed file and is considered to be a safe file.
Solving Audiodg.exe Problems
A problem that has many users scratching their heads is that the utility consumes a lot of memory and CPU usage also increases when users need audio. The audiodg.exe file is also found to cause a beeping sound for very small actions that you do on your computer. Some users complain that when this beeping sound is played the CPU usage by the audiodg.exe file suddenly shoots up. Because increased memory and CPU consumption can be troublesome and stressful for the computer, users look for ways to fix this error.
To minimize the effect of audiodg.exe on your system, you can try the following method.
- Right-click on the speaker icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Select Playback Devices.
- Look for the icon with the green check mark.
- Highlight the icon.
- Click Properties and then click on the Advanced tab.
- Uncheck the Enable Audio Enhancements checkbox.
Another solution offered is to simply disable the service at reboot. This prevents the utility from automatically running at system Startup. You can re-enable the process when you need to use it.
EXE files, such as audiodg.exe are quite prone to malware attacks. This is because these EXE files have the capability to run codes on your PC and this power is exploited by malware programs to run malicious codes. The following are some of the symptoms that might indicate that the EXE file running on your PC is infected:
- The file appears in a folder different from the default folder.
- The file size is different from the legitimate file size.
- Processes with names similar to legitimate EXE files are found running on your PC.
To deal with these infections you need efficient and robust antivirus and antispyware tools. To detect and remove infections, you must update these antimalware tools and thoroughly scan and clean your PC.
To ensure complete malware removal and also to fix any corrupt entries, it is recommended that you scan, clean and repair your Windows registry with the help of an efficient registry tool.