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Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS


Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 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. 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 software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 11.17 MB (11,715,665 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 Audigy 2 ZS come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Kazakstan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Infor
Estimated size: 11.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • inresBrz.dll
  • inResCHS.dll
  • inResCHT.dll
  • inresDut.dll
  • inresFrn.dll
  • inresGer.dll
  • inresIta.dll
  • InResJpn.dll
  • InResKor.dll
  • inresSpn.dll
  • EAXCon.dll - EAXConsole Dynamic Link Library (EAXConsole DLL)
  • CTDVDInfo.dll - CTDVDInfo Dynamic Link Library (CTDVDInfo DLL)
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMChWav.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • RestEng.dll - RestEng Dynamic Link Library (Restore Defaults Engine DLL)
  • BaseUI.dll - Creative Graphics Equalizer
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • Rotxe.dll - Rotxe Dynamic Link Library (Resource Object Texture Extension Engine DLL)
  • SpkSet.exe - Creative Speaker Settings
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • Sfedt32.dll - Vienna SoundFont Studio (SoundFont® 2.x Edit Engine)
  • CTAudCP.dll - Creative Audio Console (Creative Audio Console Plugin)
  • CTAudDCE.dll - Creative Audio Device Control Engine
  • CTAudDCI.dll - Creative Audio Device Control Interface
  • CTAudLP.dll
  • CTAudRun.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTDCRBRZ.dll - Creative Audio Product (Creative Audio Device Control Resource Module)
  • CTDCRCHS.dll
  • ctdcrCht.dll
  • CTDCRDUT.dll
  • ctdcres.dll
  • CTDCRFRN.dll
  • CTDCRGER.dll
  • CTDCRITA.dll
  • CTDCRJpn.dll
  • CTDCRKOR.dll
  • CTDCRSPN.dll
  • CTDVDARC.dll - Creative Remote Center (DVD Audio's Remote Control sub system for Remote Center)
  • CiSetup.dll - Creative Driver Setup (CiSetup)
  • sfbm_lcl.dll - SFBM Local Resources
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTEQ.exe - Graphic Equalizer (Graphic Equalizer EXE)
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • ctpres.dll - CtPanel Resource
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • sfbm.exe - SFBM Application (SFBM MFC Application for WinXP)
  • sfcvrt32.dll - sfcvrt32
  • EAX.exe - EAX Console
  • Ahqrun.exe - EAX Studio (EAX Studio Launcher)
  • ctfxres.dll - AudioHQ (AudioHQ CTFXU Plugins Resource DLL)
  • EAXSet.exe - EAX Settings
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • sfbm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4B6AFAE-5683-465E-9847-DA8C2472F2A3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CTDVDDET.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTDVDDET' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE".

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  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 Audigy 2 ZS, 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 Audigy 2 ZS.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 36%
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 63.64%
Windows 8 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 54.55%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 9.09%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  Russia 11.76%
  Kazakstan 5.88%
  Greece 5.88%
  Austria 5.88%
  BD 5.88%
  Germany 5.88%
  Poland 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
MSI 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
XFX MG-63MI-7159 16.67%
Micro-Star MS-7596 16.67%
Micro-Star MS-7576 16.67%
Gigabyte H81M-HD3 16.67%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 16.67%
ASUS All Series 16.67%

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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