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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,033
United States Rank #3,715
Reach 0.1314%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.21 days
301.14 days >
Average installed length: 158.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.00 50.41%
2.00 2.49%

Other programs by Creative Technology Ltd

Creative MediaSource

What is Creative MediaSource?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Creative MediaSource Player/Organizer enables you to manage your entire digital music collection on both your computer and your Creative portable music player effortlessly.

Overview

Creative MediaSource is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 3.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is CTCMS.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 9.91 MB (10,388,068 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Creative MediaSource come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 9.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative MediaSource

Program executable:CTCMS.exe
Name:Creative MediaSource
Creative MediaSource Player
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\CTCMS.exe
MD5:158f01fa31fc0caa80a717d65d56a78f
Additional files:
  • MFInfou.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • SkinChsr.dll - Skin Chooser Plug-in Property Page (Creative MediaSource 2 Skin Chooser Plug-in)
  • CTMigMgr.dll - CTMigMgr Dynamic Link Library (CTMigMgr DLL)
  • CTABase.dll - CTABase Dynamic Link Library (CTABase DLL)
  • CTECMig.dll - CTECMig Dynamic Link Library (CTECMig DLL)
  • CTMBase.dll - CTMBase Dynamic Link Library (CTMBase DLL)
  • CTImpt3u.exe - ImportSwordFish Application (Creative Import Wizard File)
  • HookWnd.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • HookWndU.dll
  • CTCMS.exe - Creative MediaSource (Creative MediaSource Player)
  • CTEAXCln.dll - EAX Clone Module
  • CTMxEng.dll - Creative MediaSource Mixer DLL
  • CTPlayQU.dll - Playback Queue Module
  • CTRecEng.dll - Creative MediaSource Recording DLL
  • CTSevPro.dll - Creative MediaSource Service Process DLL
  • CTTranQU.dll - Transfer Queue Module
  • CTVidWnd.dll - Creative MediaSource Video Window DLL
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudSel.dll - CTAudSel library
  • CMSRegOW.exe - CMSRegOW
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • CTDetect.exe - Creative MediaSource Detector
  • CTCMSGo.exe - Creative MediaSource Go!
  • CTCMSGoU.exe
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • ThmResu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • CTIntrfc.dll
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CTCMS.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CTPlayMusicFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'CTAutoPL.MusicFilesPlayer.1' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • CTCMS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA98D06F-0E8F-47B3-8854-96A640397A24}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Creative MediaSource?

Quickly and completely remove Creative MediaSource 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 MediaSource 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 MediaSource, 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 MediaSource.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 58%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,033

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 61.18%
Windows 7 29.47%
Windows Vista 5.80%
Windows 8 3.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 61.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.76%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.65%
Windows 8 Pro 0.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.41%
  United Kingdom 8.35%
  Germany 3.86%
  Canada 3.68%
  France 2.33%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Italy 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Greece 1.17%
  Australia 1.08%
  Spain 1.08%
  Japan 0.81%
  Brazil 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 51.64%
American Megatrends 12.33%
GIGABYTE 9.63%
Intel 9.63%
Hewlett-Packard 7.71%
Acer 4.05%
Toshiba 1.93%
ASUS 1.73%
Sahara 1.35%
Common models
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 10.65%
Dell Dell DXP051 6.77%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 5.48%
Dell Dell DM051 5.48%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 4.84%
Dell Dell DXP061 4.52%

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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