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Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,444
United States Rank #18,957
Reach 0.0059%

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.6 81.93%
3.0.2 12.05%
2.9.964 3.61%
2.9.930 1.20%
2.8.885 1.20%

Other programs by Creative Technology Ltd

Creative Element Power Tools

What is Creative Element Power Tools?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Creative Element Power Tools is a wildly-popular collection of productivity tools for Windows.

Overview

Creative Element Power Tools is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 3.0.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named control panel.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 5.07 MB (5,319,141 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 68% of users of Creative Element Power Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creativelement.com/powertools
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\creative element power tools
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Creative Element Power Tools\unwise.exe" /U "C:\Program Files\Creative Element Power Tools\INSTALL.LOG"
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 5.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Element Power Tools

Program executable:control panel.exe
Name:Creative Element Power Tools Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\creative element power tools\control panel.exe
MD5:f6d68f8bb62d29fc22bb808ed34f1aa0
Additional files:
  • attrib.dll - Creative Element Power Tools (Creative Element Power Tools Shell Extension)
  • bulkdnl.dll
  • CEPTContext32.dll - Creative Element Power Tools Context Menu Extension
  • CEPTContext64.dll
  • chgdate.dll
  • cmdhere.dll
  • cmdhereb.dll
  • COMPAR~1.EXE - Comparator.
  • Comparator.exe - Comparator
  • compare.dll
  • compared.dll
  • context.exe
  • copycont.dll
  • copylink.dll
  • copymov.dll
  • cpyfname.dll
  • distrib.dll
  • File Type Doctor.exe - File Type Doctor
  • filelist.dll
  • FILETY~1.EXE
  • finddupe.dll
  • fldrlink.dll
  • fldrsel.dll
  • ftd.dll
  • ftpcntxt.dll
  • htmlfltr.dll
  • inuse.dll
  • poweren.dll
  • prntlist.dll
  • regagent.dll
  • Resizer.exe - Creative Element Power Tools Plugin
  • Startup.exe - Creative Element Power Tools Startup module
  • takeown.dll
  • target.dll
  • FDF.exe - Find Duplicate Files
  • BulkDnl.exe - Bulk Downloader
  • findupe.dll - Find Duplicates
  • RegAgent.exe - Registry Agent
  • regsrch.dll
  • poweren.exe - Power Rename

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • inuse.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'InUseMenu' with a class of {E674ACB2-8462-48FB-85EB-C766038F06DB}.
  • CEPTContext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CEPTContext' with a class of {56E3C98D-69EA-4195-ABFF-15FA7950B28F}.
  • CEPTContext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CEPTContext' with a class of {56E3C98D-69EA-4195-ABFF-15FA7950B28F}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Startup.exe
Memory:2.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000037834%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000317%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000061%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Creative Element Power Tools?

Quickly and completely remove Creative Element Power Tools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Creative Element Power Tools 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 Creative Element Power Tools, 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 Creative Element Power Tools.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#28,444

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.93%
Windows Vista 9.64%
Windows XP 7.23%
Windows 8 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.71%
Windows 7 Professional 31.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.52%
  Canada 6.84%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Germany 2.56%
  United Kingdom 2.56%
  Australia 1.71%
  India 1.71%
  Croatia 1.71%
  Poland 1.71%
  Hong Kong 0.85%
  Singapore 0.85%
  Thailand 0.85%
  France 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 20.37%
GIGABYTE 7.41%
Alienware 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
Medion 3.70%
Intel 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.85%
ASUS 1.85%
Sony 1.85%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7741 3.13%
Alienware M14xR2 3.13%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.13%
HP EliteBook 8760w 3.13%
HP Pavilion 06 DA190A-ABA... 1.56%
HP TouchSmart tx2 Noteboo... 1.56%

About Creative Technology Ltd

Creative designs, manufactures and distributes digitized sound and video boards, computers and related multimedia, and personal digital entertainment products.
Publisher URL: us.creative.com

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