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3% remove it97% keep it
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1.0 100.00%

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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX

Overview

Sound Blaster 5.1 VX 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. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 16.05 MB (16,825,136 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 26% of users of Sound Blaster VX come from Germany, it is also popular in India and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SB5.1 VX
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 16.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster 5.1 VX

  • P17RunE.dll - P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library
  • CtDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTMChWav.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTMCWavu.dll
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • OemSpiE.dll - Endpoint Enumeration Module
  • SpkSet.exe - Creative Speaker Settings
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTSysVol.exe - Creative Volume Control
  • SurMixer.exe - Creative Surround Mixer
  • ctzapxx.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installation Program)
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program
  • AudCtr.exe - Creative Audio Center
  • p17Res.dll - P17 Driver Resources
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • eax.dll - EAX Unified
  • Ahqrun.exe - AudioHQ (AudioHQ Plugins Launcher)
  • CTFXRES.DLL - AudioHQ CTFXU Plugins Resource DLL
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet
  • EAXSet.exe - EAX Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CTSysVol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTSysVol' which loads as C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r.
  • 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 VX?

Quickly and completely remove Sound Blaster 5.1 VX 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 VX 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 5.1 VX, 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 VX.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#22,196

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.43%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista 2.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.57%
Windows 7 Professional 12.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 10 Pro 2.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 26.43%
  India 17.86%
  Australia 10.00%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Thailand 4.29%
  Turkey 4.29%
  South Africa 3.57%
  United States 3.57%
  Greece 2.86%
  Japan 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  Israel 2.14%
  Austria 1.43%
  Indonesia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 29.17%
Intel 23.61%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Dell 11.11%
ASUS 8.33%
Acer 6.94%
Hewlett-Packard 2.78%
Medion 2.78%
Sahara 2.78%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 5.33%
MSI MS-7592 4.00%
INTEL DG31PR 4.00%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.00%
ECS G41T-M7 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.67%

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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