Audio:Realtek ALC655 AC'97 AUDIO

Audio:Realtek ALC655 AC'97 AUDIO

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.10.0.6020
  • Total Downloads:
    611,429
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2006
  • Price:
    Update
  • File Size:
    30.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    743
  • Platform:
    Windows
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1 stars

"Keep your eyes open, full of spyware."

May 30, 2013  |  By mountainjpo

 |  Version: Audio:Realtek ALC655 AC'97 AUDIO 5.10.0.6020

Pros

None, even the driver failed.

Cons

Read my summary. Ended up with SweetPacks spyware.

Summary

Keep your eyes open on this install.

I ended up with both my Firefox and Google Chrome browsers hijacked and both ended up with the extra Sweetpack Toolbar. Both homepages were changed to Sweetpacks.com. It also changed my default search engine to Bing on both browsers. Sweetpacks also grants itself permission to access all data on your computer, and monitor all sites you visit. That's very dangerous. Google Chrome will catch this move, but Firefox missed it.

It's not really a virus, but more a spyware intrusion. There are plenty of sites addressing the Sweetpacks problem. Addons/Extensions were installed on both browsers to add the ugly toolbar. It also changes the IE browser as well.

I only wanted the Realtek AC'97 driver, and CNET shows it as being 30.61MB. If you click on the 'Info' link, it gives a 404-File not Found. I guess that should have been a flag. But I've always trusted CNET (in the past).

Anyway, I clicked to download and got CNET's usual 571KB Setup file that they give on all downloads. Doesn't do any good to run this file past VirusTotal, Jotti, etc. since it's a clean file that brings in something unchecked.

So now I'm running CNET's Setup file to bring in the file I wanted. I was surprised that it showed the download size 42MB versus the 30.61MB they said it would be. Another flag, but again, I trusted CNET.

Luckily I have my firewall configured to notify me of any 'breakout' attempts. About 7MB into the download, I was notified that SweetIM was requiring access to the Internet. The 42MB download paused until SweetIM was granted permission. As soon as I did, the download continued. This explained the 42MB in size, extra stuff.

When done, I installed Realtek AC'97, and it failed. That's when I noticed all the spyware. Took me an hour to get rid of it all.

I then went directly to the Asus site and downloaded the driver directly, installed, worked fine.

I see the dates on the only 2 reviews of it are 3 and 4 years old. I'm wondering if CNET is adding (changing) the package download when paid to do so by some sponsor. When they say you are getting a file of 30.61MB in size, it should be that size.

Keep your eyes open.

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5 stars

"It's an audio driver, that's all it does"

October 12, 2010  |  By trollslayer3

 |  Version: Audio:Realtek ALC655 AC'97 AUDIO 5.10.0.6020

Pros

Does what it says on the tin, made my PC audio work

Cons

Nothing at all

Summary

Needed a driver for my Realtek ALC655 audio so I got this Realtek ALC655 audio driver. No big surprise that it worked. Installed easily, my audio now works, what more can I say

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4 stars

"it's fine only for the alc655 realtek"

February 15, 2009  |  By master_pace

 |  Version: Audio:Realtek ALC655 AC'97 AUDIO 5.10.0.6020

Pros

it's fine only for the alc655 realtek

Cons

it's fine only for the alc655 realtek

Summary

it's fine only for the alc655 realtek

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General
Publisher Dell
Publisher web site http://www.dell.com/
Release Date February 08, 2006
Date Added February 08, 2006
Version 5.10.0.6020
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Keyboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
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    File Size 30.61MB
    File Name R153492.EXE
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    Total Downloads 611,429
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