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Should I remove EAX4 Unified Redist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,344
United States Rank #12,864
Reach 0.1056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.31 days
640.05 days >
Average installed length: 336.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.001 100.00%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Creative Technology Ltd

EAX4 Unified Redist

What is EAX4 Unified Redist?

EAX4 Unified Redist is part of the EAX audio effects processing technology for DirectX and is typically distributed through Microsoft.

About  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Adding the power of Creative's outstanding EAX audio technology to DirectX offers developers much greater control of environmental sound parameters that intensify the gaming and entertainment experience," said Kevin Bachus, group product manager for DirectX at Microsoft. "This collaboration will enable software develop...  Read more

Overview

EAX4 Unified Redist 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. The setup package is about 2.18 MB (2,288,128 bytes) when donwloaded. The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 27% of users of EAX4 Unified Redist come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative Labs\EAX4 Unified redist\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{89661B04-C646-4412-B6D3-5E19F02F1F37}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EAX4 Unified Redist

  • sqmapi.dll (by Microsoft) - SQM Client
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Network connections
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.250.91 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Memory:3.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0091227712%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00551148%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00361129%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,896,826
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove EAX4 Unified Redist?

Quickly and completely remove EAX4 Unified Redist from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall EAX4 Unified Redist 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 EAX4 Unified Redist, 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 EAX4 Unified Redist.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.70%
Windows 8 14.51%
Windows XP 7.96%
Windows Vista 7.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.93%
Windows 7 Professional 8.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.78%
Windows 8.1 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.72% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 26.72%
  United States 11.13%
  France 6.53%
  Czech Republic 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.66%
  Italy 3.33%
  Canada 2.73%
  Belgium 2.53%
  Romania 2.27%
  Spain 2.27%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Austria 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  India 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.13%
GIGABYTE 16.67%
Dell 14.67%
ASUS 12.93%
Toshiba 3.60%
Medion 2.80%
Samsung 2.80%
Lenovo 2.53%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Alienware 1.20%
Intel 1.20%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
ASUS All Series 2.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.54%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 2.22%

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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