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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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1.00.20 5.26%
1.00.02 47.37%
1.00.01 42.11%
1.00.00 5.26%

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Sound Blaster


Sound Blaster is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.02, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 25 files and is usually about 41.85 MB (43,881,511 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Sound Blaster come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{69DE3BEB-70A5-4D51-85E0-813C6F63C7B3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 41.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • UHSAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • UHSAPO64.dll
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • UHScInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • UHSpld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • UHSpld64.dll
  • UHSSPI32.dll - WR THX SPI Device Enumeration Module
  • UHSDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBCP.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBCP.resources.dll
  • SBTGamma.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • UHSDef.exe - SPI Restore Application
  • UHSsetup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Setup Program)
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBCP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster\Sound Blaster Control Panel\SBCP.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 42%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.89%
Windows 8 42.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.58%
Windows 7 Professional 15.79%
Windows 8.1 15.79%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 5.26%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.33%
  France 10.00%
  Spain 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Singapore 3.33%
  Norway 3.33%
  Finland 3.33%
  Sweden 3.33%
  Poland 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
Lenovo 18.75%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Medion 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Common models
LENOVO 20351 5.88%
MEDION MS-7848 5.88%
LENOVO 80B6QB0 5.88%
Dell Latitude E6420 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 546 5.88%
ASUSTeK VM40B 5.88%

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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