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Sound Blaster Audigy


Sound Blaster Audigy 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 primary executable is named ctzapxx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 36.99 MB (38,788,522 bytes). 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 64% of users of Sound Blaster Audigy come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 36.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy

Program executable:ctzapxx.exe
Name:Creative Audio Product
Creative Device Driver Installation Program
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Program\support\vista\i386\ctzapxx.exe
Additional files:
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • P17APO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • P17APO64.dll
  • P17RunE.dll - P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library
  • CtCoIns1.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtCoInst (CtCoInst)
  • CtDvIns1.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • P17pld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • P17pld64.dll
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • OemSpiE.dll - Endpoint Enumeration Module
  • AppSetup.exe - Creative Self-Extracting
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM))
  • p17Res.dll - P17 Driver Resources
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • P17RunE.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'P17RunE' which loads as RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntry.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Audigy?

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Or, you can uninstall Sound Blaster Audigy 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 Audigy, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 8 26.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.37%
Windows 10 Pro 6.32%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.78%
  Germany 12.60%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  Canada 3.94%
  Peru 1.57%
  Austria 0.79%
  BD 0.79%
  Belgium 0.79%
  BG 0.79%
  BQ 0.79%
  Czech Republic 0.79%
  DK 0.79%
  Spain 0.79%
  France 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.00%
Dell 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Intel 6.67%
Common models
ECT A_M_I 8.70%
ASUS All Series 6.52%
MSI MS-7850 4.35%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 4.35%
MSI MT-7641 2.17%
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 2.17%

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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