Some of our readers have reported having a problem with process audiodg exe while using skype, watching youtube, or using other multimedia players. This problem causes 100% disk load in most cases takes up memory and could time.
This problem usually appears during the first few seconds of skype call, or when trying to play a video.
Look For The Audiodg.exe File
The file “audiodg.exe” is a part on f Windows 8. System services like audio drivers run separate from the users log-in in Windows 8 to ensures that content and plug-ins cannot be modified accidentally by spyware from an outside source. In other words this is done by creating a barrier or separation between the the delicate computer programs that run the computer and the outside world.
The audiodg.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. If you find it anywhere else the file named audiodg.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm. Not the real thing.
To solve the problems you are experiencing first start by scanning your computer with Norton Power Erasure (link) which would help us to get rid of viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Norton Power Erasure is a free downloadable security tool that works with your existing antivirus software and is made by Norton (Symantec) a trustworthy source. The link above goes to an article I wrote that explains how NPE works and will have your computer scanned and clean in about five minutes. Norton Power Erasure does not expire.
Now that NPE has cleaned your computer we will move on to the next step. Windows 8, when running audio or video player software, will cause CPU usage will reach above 80% instantly. This phenomenon is caused by the audiodg.exe process. Sometimes, high CPU usage by this process might lead to fake crash.
Follow these steps to fix the issue:
1. Right-click “Speakers” icon in the taskbar and then select “Playback devices”
2 . Under “Playback” tab, right-click “Speakers”, and select “Properties”.
3. Click on ” Enhancements” tab under “Speakers Properties”. Check ” Disable all enhancements ” check-box .
By completing the steps above you could resolve the problem that audiodg .exe process hosts high CPU usage and prevent your machine from slow running and fake crash. If the problem has not been resolved at this point go to the site of you sound cards manufacturer and download a driver update for that sound card.