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RocketFish 5.1 PCI Sound Card

What is RocketFish PCI Sound Card?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

3D surround sound gaming with EAX support: To bring your games to life. 24-bit multichannel performance/96kHz stereo: For both playback and recording. Supports 2-, 4- and 5.1-channel output: To best fit your system's needs. Supports stereo S/PDIF out and pass-through of multichannel DVD sound. Provides general MIDI s...  Read more


RocketFish 5.1 PCI Sound Card is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 50.5 MB (52,951,008 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 98% of users of RocketFish PCI Sound Card come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RocketFish\RF5.1
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: 50.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RocketFish 5.1 PCI Sound Card

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • P17APO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • P17RunE.dll - P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library
  • CtCoIns1.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtCoInst (CtCoInst)
  • CtDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • P17pld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTMChWav.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTMCWavu.dll
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • OemSpiE.dll - Endpoint Enumeration Module
  • SpkSet.exe - Creative Speaker Settings
  • AppSetup.exe - Creative Self-Extracting
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTSysVol.exe - Creative Volume Control
  • SurMixer.exe - Creative Surround Mixer
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • ctzapxx.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installation Program)
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM)
  • mididef.exe - mididef
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • P17Def.exe - Creative Default Settings Restorer
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program
  • sfman32.dll - SoundFont(R) Manager
  • sfms32.dll
  • 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
  • p17Res.dll - P17 Driver Resources
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • RFAudCtr.exe - Audio Center
  • eax.dll - EAX Unified
  • Ahqrun.exe - AudioHQ (AudioHQ Plugins Launcher)
  • CTFXRES.DLL - AudioHQ CTFXU Plugins Resource DLL
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet
  • EAXSet.exe - EAX Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • mididef.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SetDefaultMIDI' and executes as MIDIDef.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CTSysVol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTSysVol' which loads as C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Play\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r.
  • 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.
  • P17RunE.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'P17RunE' which loads as RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntry.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.06 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove RocketFish PCI Sound Card?

Quickly and completely remove RocketFish 5.1 PCI Sound Card from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RocketFish PCI Sound Card 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 RocketFish 5.1 PCI Sound Card, 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 RocketFish PCI Sound Card.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows Vista 22.58%
Windows XP 19.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.00%
  Canada 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Acer 19.23%
Dell 11.54%
Gateway 11.54%
American Megatrends 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Intel 3.85%
Common models
Gateway 832GM ... 11.54%
Sony PCV-RZ24G(UC) 3.85%
powerspec E320 3.85%
HP-Pavilion NE502AV-ABA a... 3.85%

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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