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Should I remove Sound Blaster Play! 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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1.00.03 40.00%
1.00.01 60.00%

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Sound Blaster Play! 2


Sound Blaster Play! 2 is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.01, 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 22 files and is usually about 30.94 MB (32,445,355 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 50% of users of Sound Blaster Play! 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Play! 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4473FE1A-5EF3-4545-B604-911EF503DAEE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Play! 2

  • APOIM64.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • 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
  • 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
  • SBPlay2.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBPlay2.resources.dll
  • SBTRed.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • UHSsetup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Setup Program)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • HKDetect.dll
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBPlay2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Play! 2 Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Play! 2\Sound Blaster Play! 2 Control Panel\SBPlay2.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Play! 2?

Quickly and completely remove Sound Blaster Play! 2 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 Play! 2 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 Play! 2, 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 Play! 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Singapore 12.50%
  Australia 12.50%
  Germany 12.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%

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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