What Is Alcmtr.exe; Windows Issue

This morning when I open the registry editor, accidentally I found the odd values which located under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. The odd value is alcmtr.exe. I find out information about the file using Google and found some answers here.

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After I read and studied about alcmtr.exe, it turns out this file is part of RealTek AC97 Audio Driver. The file stored in the folder C:\Windows

alcmtr location
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So we can take some conclusions about this file, that:
  1. alcmtr.exe is not a spyware.
  2. alcmtr.exe is not an adware or popup.
  3. alcmtr.exe is not a Trojan or virus.
  4. You don’t have to delete it and you don’t have to worry about it.
  5. Be careful about something that you didn’t know, maybe it was a dangerous file or may be also an important file.
  6. Update your antivirus regularly.
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