What is RtlS5Wake.exe?

RtlS5Wake.exe is part of Realtek WOWL Utility and developed by Realtek according to the RtlS5Wake.exe version information.

RtlS5Wake.exe's description is "Realtek WOWL Utility"

RtlS5Wake.exe is digitally signed by Realtek Semiconductor Corp..

RtlS5Wake.exe is usually located in the 'C:\PROGRA~2\Realtek\PCIEWI~1\RTLS5W~1\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about RtlS5Wake.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on RtlS5Wake.exe:

Product nameRealtek WOWL Utility
Company nameRealtek
File descriptionRealtek WOWL Utility
Internal nameRtlS5Wake.exe
Original filenameRtlS5Wake.exe
Legal copyright(c) Realtek Semiconductor Corp. All rights reserved.
Product version1.0.0.6
File version1.0.0.6

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameRealtek WOWL Utility
Company nameRealtek
File descriptionRealtek WOWL Utility
Internal nameRtlS5Wake.exe
Original filenameRtlS5Wake.exe
Legal copyright(c) Realtek Semiconductor Corp. All..
Product version1.0.0.6
File version1.0.0.6

Digital signatures [?]

RtlS5Wake.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameRealtek Semiconductor Corp.
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0320be3eb866526927f999b97b04346e

VirusTotal report

None of the 68 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the RtlS5Wake.exe file.

None of the 68 anti-virus programs detected the RtlS5Wake.exe file.

Filename variants

RtlS5Wake.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

RtlS5Wake.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\PROGRA~2\Realtek\PCIEWI~1\RTLS5W~1\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to rtls5wake.exe:

rtls5wake.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

rtls5wake.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Realtek WOWL Utility has stopped working.

End Program - rtls5wake.exe. This program is not responding.

rtls5wake.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

rtls5wake.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with RtlS5Wake.exe. 87% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 67 users.

User vote results: There were 58 votes to remove and 9 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Bryn writes

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Whether this program is spyware or not it takes up an awful lot of space and can slow even the newest of computers. It was taking up 100% of my disc space and causing my computer to slow down massively, stutter, and occasionally freeze to the point of needing a hard shutdown.

My computer couldn't list a publisher for the program making me think it may be a program disguising itself as RealTek, though I can't say this with any certainty. (Other sites have also said it may have keylogging abilities.)

As soon as I disabled the program my computer was back to normal. I deleted the program with CCleaner and my audio still seems to be working just fine, so I have no qualms recommending the deletion of the program even if it is legit.

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