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Should I remove Sound Blaster Audigy Fx?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,636
United States Rank #18,867
Reach 0.0081%
Installation trends (last 30 days)


1.00.07 7.96%
1.00.06 29.20%
1.00.03 11.50%
1.00.00 51.33%

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Sound Blaster Audigy Fx


Sound Blaster Audigy Fx is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.00, 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. 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 26 files and is usually about 5.13 MB (5,380,175 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of Sound Blaster Audigy Fx come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2B12B477-056B-48B2-9666-9FAF2ADB04ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy Fx

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • AFXAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • AFXAPO64.dll
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • AFXCo32.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • AFXCo64.dll
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • AFXCTL32.DLL - Creative Host SoundCore Module
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBAdgyFx.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBAdgyFx.resources.dll
  • SBTRed.dll
  • CtEpDef32.exe - Creative Default Endpoint
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBAdgyFx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel\SBAdgyFx.exe" /r.

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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 Fx, 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 Fx.

Win 8 50%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.56%
Windows 7 47.79%
Windows Vista 2.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.35%
Windows 8.1 16.81%
Windows 7 Professional 15.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.39%
Windows 10 Pro 10.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.86%
  United Kingdom 15.28%
  Germany 8.33%
  Canada 3.47%
  France 2.08%
  Austria 2.08%
  Vietnam 1.39%
  Switzerland 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%
  Japan 1.39%
  Czech Republic 1.39%
  Italy 1.39%
  Norway 0.69%
  Russia 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.78%
Dell 22.45%
ASUS 10.20%
Acer 8.16%
Lenovo 4.08%
Gateway 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.57%
Dell Inspiron 3847 4.05%
Dell XPS 8700 2.70%
MSI MS-7846 2.70%
Dell XPS 8500 2.70%
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 2.70%

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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