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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,208
United States Rank #3,015
Reach 0.1677%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.14 days
122.22 days >
Average installed length: 64.22 days


2.02 36.73%
1.00 63.27%

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Host OpenAL

What is Host OpenAL?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

DirectSound 3D Hardware support from Direct X with the launch of Windows Vista. DirectSound and DirectSound3D will still function; however, they will no longer use hardware acceleration. The good news for owners of advanced audio cards like SoundBlaster X-Fi is that the developer community has been preparing for this f...  Read more


Host OpenAL is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 63% of users of Host OpenAL come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A

How do I remove Host OpenAL?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.74%
Windows 8 10.19%
Windows Vista 6.30%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.94%
Windows 7 Professional 16.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.76%
  Germany 6.73%
  United Kingdom 6.03%
  Canada 4.14%
  France 3.02%
  Japan 1.96%
  Australia 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Poland 0.98%
  Spain 0.77%
  Italy 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Switzerland 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.08%
Hewlett-Packard 19.53%
Alienware 5.18%
Acer 4.84%
ASUS 4.17%
Intel 2.17%
American Megatrends 0.83%
MSI 0.67%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 19.25%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 8.13%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.96%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 4.37%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 4.17%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.77%

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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