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How to fix conekeyapi64.dll removal

by Adrian123123 / March 13, 2015 3:57 AM PDT

Hello cnet-forum,

When I was recently screening my laptop for malware and such, I accidently deleted the following file conekeyapi64.dll (see screenshot), because I got tricked by a misleading website that claimed that this file is a Trojan. I later found out that it is linked to my audio driver "Conexant". After some weeks I now sometimes get a short screenfreeze (when clicking on the YouTube video fullscreen button for example) and the audio doesn't work anymore, sometimes also the whole video gets black or green (see second screenshot). I then have to restart the browser to watch it properly again (sometimes after some troubleshooting by windows, see screenshots). I also think that the bass-quality is somehow really bad now, but that's just what I think I can't really prove it. Should I now try do download this file and somehow place it in the folder where it belongs or delete my whole audio driver and install it again?

Thanks for your help,

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by Adrian123123 / March 13, 2015 3:59 AM PDT

i am not able to upload screenshots here, sorry

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I can. I use imgur. Example link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 4:02 AM PDT
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I posted it in another forum
by Adrian123123 / March 13, 2015 4:16 AM PDT
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While screenshots are good to see.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 4:22 AM PDT

I believe you without them. But without the full make and model I can't check to see if the audio driver is ready to fix it.

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Your post left out a CRUCIAL detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 4:11 AM PDT

This might be part of the ASUS Conexant Audio Driver but I can't find which laptop it is. So I can't see if this is easy to solve with a trip the laptop maker's driver page.


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It is part of Conexant SmartAudio
by Adrian123123 / March 13, 2015 4:18 AM PDT

that is my audio driver, Conexant SmartAudio HD

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Sorry if I was unclear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 4:24 AM PDT

Post the full make and model of the laptop. But it may be faster for you to head to the maker's site and get it done since you know your machine better than I do right now.

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