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8% remove it92% keep it
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Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection 8.0.4

What is Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection?  (from Avid Technology)

Pro Tools Creative Collection is a set of RTAS (Real Time Audiosuite) instruments and effects plug-ins included with Pro Tools HD, LE, and M-Powered 8.0 and higher.


Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection 8.0.4 is a software program developed by Avid Technology. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 45 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 68% of users of Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digidesign.com
Help link: www.digidesign.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digidesign
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3BB2CF34-1FC8-46E2-9D64-4A8D1D577549}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 --FromUninstall=TRUE
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection 8.0.4

  • digiSPTIService.exe - Pro Tools CD Ripping Service (Digidesign CD Ripping Service using SPTI)
  • MMERefresh.exe - Digidesign MME Binder
  • AAFCOAPI.dll - Pro Tools® (Avid-Digidesign AAF Toolkit Shared Library)
  • Cfd.dll - Pro Tools Custom File Dialog
  • DAE.dll - Digidesign Audio Engine
  • DFW.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Library
  • DFW_KeyHook.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Keyhook Library
  • DHS.dll - Digidesign Hardware Setup
  • DigiExt.dll - Digidesign Extension Library
  • DigiMIDI.dll - Digidesign MIDI Library
  • DigiMIDIServices.dll - Digidesign MIDI Services
  • DigiPlatformSupport.dll - Digidesign Platform Support Module
  • DigiRefClock.dll - DigiDesign Reference Clock
  • BUI.dll - Pro Tools (Digidesign DigiBase UI)
  • BUI_Resource404.dll
  • BUI_Resource411.dll
  • BUI_Resource412.dll
  • BUI_Resource804.dll
  • Cfd_Resource404.dll
  • Cfd_Resource411.dll
  • Cfd_Resource412.dll
  • Cfd_Resource804.dll
  • CFnd.dll
  • CFnd_Resource404.dll
  • CFnd_Resource411.dll
  • CFnd_Resource412.dll
  • CFnd_Resource804.dll
  • DAE_Resource404.dll
  • DAE_Resource411.dll
  • DAE_Resource412.dll
  • DAE_Resource804.dll
  • DFW_Resource404.dll
  • DFW_Resource411.dll
  • DFW_Resource412.dll
  • DFW_Resource804.dll
  • DHS_Resource404.dll
  • DHS_Resource411.dll
  • DHS_Resource412.dll
  • DHS_Resource804.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource404.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource411.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource412.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource804.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • digiSPTIService.exe runs as a service named 'digiSPTIService' (digiSPTIService).
  • MMERefresh.exe runs as a service named 'Digidesign MME Refresh Service' (DigiRefresh).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MMERefresh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DigidesignMMERefresh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe.

How do I remove Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection?

Quickly and completely remove Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection 8.0.4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection 8.0.4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Avid Pro Tools Creative Collection.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.79%
Windows 8 17.95%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.92%
  United Kingdom 11.32%
  Sweden 3.77%
  Australia 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Colombia 1.89%
  Germany 1.89%
  France 1.89%
  Honduras 1.89%
  Indonesia 1.89%
  Saudi Arabia 1.89%
  Slovakia 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Dell 20.59%
ASUS 11.76%
Toshiba 8.82%
Lenovo 5.88%
Samsung 2.94%
Sahara 2.94%
Alienware 2.94%
Common models
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 5.88%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L840 2.94%

About Avid Technology

Avid specializes in video and audio production technology, specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services.
Publisher URL: www.avid.com


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