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Should I remove Creative USB Headsets?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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Creative USB Headsets

Overview

Creative USB Headsets is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 6.88 MB (7,209,799 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 24% of users of Creative USB Headsets come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\USB Headsets
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 6.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative USB Headsets

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • CTAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • CTAPO64.dll
  • ACEffect.dll - Creative Audio Creation Mode console
  • ACMgr.dll
  • ACMixer.dll
  • ACRec.dll
  • ACSource.dll
  • ctdvinst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • ctppld.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • KSXPPI32.dll - KSXPPI Device Enumeration Module
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTHlpr.dll - Creative Software Sales (Creative State Helper)
  • ksdef.exe - SPI Restore Application
  • sksetup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • CTAudCS.dll - Creative Audio Console
  • CTAudCS.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • Setup.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Setup Program)
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • PopUpMu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • ThmResu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • VolPanlu.exe - Creative Volume Panel
  • WizCPLu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Wizard Control Panel Framework DLL
  • ACAux.dll - Audio Creation Mode
  • CTPPage.dll - Audio Property Page (Sound Blaster Properties)
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • MdSwtchu.exe - Mode Switcher
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • ConsoLCu.exe - Console (Console Launcher)
  • MixerDef.exe - Mixer Default Application
  • CTHtmlu.dll - CTHtml
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTAudCS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DDB324E0-98B0-4E08-8EAE-E2E0ACBB03EF}' (runs on registration).
  • ConsoLCu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7E35EA0-1045-4575-8A00-9C62BE82DB42}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VolPanlu.exe
Memory:11.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044906507%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00257213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00191852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:349,731
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.06 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Creative USB Headsets?

Quickly and completely remove Creative USB Headsets 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 USB Headsets 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 USB Headsets, 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 USB Headsets.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 8 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.14%
  Germany 13.79%
  Finland 13.79%
  United Kingdom 13.79%
  DK 6.90%
  France 6.90%
  Netherlands 6.90%
  Sweden 6.90%
  Czech Republic 3.45%
  Spain 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.41%
Dell 17.65%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
Intel 11.76%
ASUS 11.76%
Lenovo 5.88%
GIGABYTE 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7204 6.25%
LENOVO 8806W3A 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p6746de 6.25%
HP Elite 7300 Series MT 6.25%
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H 6.25%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P 6.25%

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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