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1.00.17 48.00%
1.00.11 4.00%
1.00.07 48.00%

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Sound Blaster Recon3D

What is Sound Blaster Recon3D?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Powered by the revolutionary Sound Core3D™ quad-core Sound and Voice processor, this breakthrough USB audio enhancer delivers powerful gaming audio to your console or PC. With hardware-accelerated THX® TruStudio Pro™ and Dolby® Digital decoding it transforms even basic stereo sound into exhilarating 3D surround audio o...  Read more


Sound Blaster Recon3D is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.17, 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 43 files and is usually about 36.37 MB (38,134,229 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 28% of users of Sound Blaster Recon3D come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3EE2CD87-BFF8-423B-A621-2C7EA2A9694F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Recon3D

  • KSAIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • KSAIM64.exe
  • KSPPCn32.dll - Creative Chaining Property Page Loader Module
  • KSPPCn64.dll
  • SBAVMonL.dll - Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Launcher
  • KSAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • KSAPO64.dll
  • KSWrap32.dll - Audio Processing Object Chaining Module
  • KSWrap64.dll
  • SBAVMon.dll - Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • KsDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • ksppld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • ksppld64.dll
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTMFPlay.dll - Creative Media Playback Engine
  • 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)
  • KsMalc32.dll - Creative KS SoundCore Module
  • KsMalc64.dll
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • KSTask32.dll - Creative Jack Retask Module
  • KSTask64.dll
  • SBRecon.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • KSDGFX32.dll - Creative APO Shell Module
  • KSDGFX64.dll
  • KSVSPI32.dll - Creative Vista SPI Module (Creative KS Vista SPI Module)
  • KSVSPI64.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • JDetect.exe - Jack Detection Module
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SBRecon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Recon3D Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D\Sound Blaster Recon3D Control Panel\SBRecon.exe" /r.
  • SBAVMon.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Creative SB Monitoring Utility' which loads as RunDll32 sbavmon.dll,SBAVMonitor.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Recon3D?

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Or, you can uninstall Sound Blaster Recon3D 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 Recon3D, 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 Recon3D.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 4%
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 69.23%
Windows 8 30.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8.1 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.00%
  United Kingdom 16.00%
  Finland 12.00%
  Canada 12.00%
  DK 8.00%
  Norway 4.00%
  Australia 4.00%
  Sweden 4.00%
  Czech Republic 4.00%
  Saudi Arabia 4.00%
  FO 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Sony 11.76%
Toshiba 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
American Megatrends 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Alienware 5.88%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 5.88%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X775 5.88%
Sony VPCCB3P1E 5.88%
MSI MS-7821 5.88%
MSI MS-7640 5.88%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70 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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