Requested restart from unknown/unreqeusted application (update)

  • 29 April 2020
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An icon appeared in my task bar, which requests a restart of my computer to install an update….the update was not requested by me, and is from “RealTek”.  I don’t know what to do?  If I don’t install it (by restarting my computer), how do I get rid of it?  Is it dangerous?


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Userlevel 7
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Hey there @JeanneA ,

RealTek the provider of your audio drivers. It’s what allows your computer to run sound files/etc.


You’re likely fine. Do a virus scan to be sure but RealTek is a legit company and keeping those drivers up-to-date is relatively important.

Userlevel 6
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Realtek also provide Networking components and drivers for Computers.