Audiodg.exe Virus

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Is your computer infected by Audiodg.exe? Is Audiodg.exe a malicious software? No, it is not. The legitimate Audiodg.exe file is a secure system process of Microsoft Windows. However, creators of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans, intentionally assign their processes the same file name to evade detection.

When is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder Audiodg.exe is not a virus
Screenshot of the legitimate Audiodg.exe process located in C:\Windows\System32 folder

If Audiodg.exe is located in a subfolders “C:\Users\Username\”, “C:\Documents and Settings\Username\” or type %Homepath% in explorer address bar then you should know that this is a very dangerous and harmful computer threat which falls under the category of Trojan horse threats like IDP.SEMS.RAT.Bifrost3. This malicious member of the Trojan horse class is able to break through the security of any Windows machine very easily and if that has happened to you, your entire system is in great danger. The malware can get inside your PC secretly and perform a number of criminal deeds in complete stealth. Many victims may not even notice the presence of the threat until it completes its harmful tasks. You, however, have the chance to remove Audiodg.exe before it manages to cause any serious harm if you act quickly. Just stay on this page to learn how. In the next lines, we have prepared detailed instructions (see the Removal Guide below) which are created to help you detect and delete this nasty Trojan horse from the system as well as some really helpful tips on prevention and protection. You will also find a professional Audiodg.exe removal tool for automatic assistance, so don’t worry if you are not a computer expert – with its help, you can handle the infection without risk for your PC.

What should I know about Audiodg.exe before I proceed with its removal?

Audiodg.exe is a very advanced computer infection virus based on Trojan malware code. If this infection finds its way inside your machine, it will start a series of malevolent activities that may seriously affect your computer and its performance. The most frightening aspect of this Trojan horse is the fact that no one can tell you what type of harm it can cause. It is typical for this type of malware to be able to carry out different types of insidious and harmful tasks once inside the targeted machine. For instance, Audiodg.exe may disable your security program so as to make your system vulnerable and insert other viruses (such as Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, etc.) in it. 

The infection may also mess up your system files and programs, change their settings, modify some system processes, launch background activities or completely corrupt all the data kept on it. Such a Trojan can also leak your personal information and steal your passwords or login credentials as well as spy on your activities without your knowledge. All in all, if you don’t remove it on time, Audiodg.exe can put your PC at a major risk and cause severe damage to it. For this reason, we advise you to immediately run a full system scan with a professional security software or use the manual instructions in the Removal Guide below and eliminate the threat as soon as possible.

How to prevent an infection with Audiodg.exe or another Trojan horse in the future?

There are many methods through which a Trojan based virus can intrude your system. If you are asking us for a universal prevention or protection tip, we, sadly, cannot offer you one simply because the sources of the Trojans could be so many that it might be really difficult to avoid them all. A sophisticated virus such as Audiodg.exe, for instance, may easily sneak inside your Windows PC without your permission and even without any visible symptoms.

Some of the most common infection methods used by this nasty threat may include the distribution through content that is seemingly harmless or doesn’t look dangerous at first sight such as spam messages and emails with harmful attachments, legitimate-looking software update requests, different download program bundles with free third-party programs or software or even phishing sites. Audiodg.exe may get dropped on your machine through fake ads, misleading links or junk emails. It can also silently infect you if you happen to click on malicious pages, adult content, torrents and various other suspicious websites. Playing online games or downloading pirated or cracked software may also land you this virus. For this reason, it is strongly advisable not to click on suspicious links, emails from unknown senders, different pop-ups messages, on-screen ads and update requests or on misleading advertisements. All these may potentially redirect you to harmful websites or inject a virus inside your PC without any actual symptoms and if you don’t have a reliable antivirus software tool or your virus definitions have not been recently updated, it might be too late to save your system.


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Remove Audiodg.exe Virus

 To try and remove Audiodg.exe quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Audiodg.exe extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Audiodg.exe by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Audiodg.exe and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Audiodg.exe removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step1 Uninstall the Audiodg.exe app and kill its processes

The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Audiodg.exe. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.

Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.

  • Uninstalling the rogue app
  • Killing any rogue processes

Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.

Click on anything you think could be linked to Audiodg.exe, then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.

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Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Audiodg.exe.

If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.

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    Delete Audiodg.exe files and quit its processes.

    After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.

    Step2 Undo Audiodg.exe changes made to different system settings

    It’s possible that Audiodg.exe has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:

    • DNS
    • Hosts
    • Startup
    • Task
    • Services
    • Registry

    Type in Start Menu: View network connections

    Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:

    Undo DNS changes made by Audiodg.exe

    Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Delete Audiodg.exe IPs from Hosts

    Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps

    Disable Audiodg.exe startup apps

    Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler

    Delete Audiodg.exe scheduled tasks

    Type in the Start Menu: Services

    Disable Audiodg.exe services

    Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor

    Press Ctrl + F to open the search window

    Clear the Registry from Audiodg.exe items

    Step3 Remove Audiodg.exe from your browsers

    • Delete Audiodg.exe from Chrome
    • Delete Audiodg.exe from Firefox
    • Delete Audiodg.exe from Edge
    1. Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
    2. Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
    3. Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
    4. Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
    1. Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
    2. Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
    3. Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
    4. Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
    1. Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
    2. From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
    3. Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
    4. Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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