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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro

What is Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro brings incredible enhanced 3D audio to any computer, anywhere! Designed for maximum portability, this sound card is small enough to fit into your pocket and even fits on your key ring! Enjoy incredible 3D Surround with any headphones in movies, games and enhance all of your PC and ...  Read more

Overview

Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro 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. 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 54.59 MB (57,236,767 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 65% of users of Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi Go Pro
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 54.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro

  • KSAIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • KSAIM64.exe
  • KSAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • KSAPO64.dll
  • SBAVMon.DLL - Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility
  • KsDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • ksppld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • ksppld64.dll
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • SBMCPlugin.ocx - Sound Blaster Media Center Plugin
  • KSXPPI32.dll - KSXPPI Device Enumeration Module
  • KSXPPI64.dll
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • KSVSPI32.dll - Creative Vista SPI Module (Creative KS Vista SPI Module)
  • KSVSPI64.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • KSRun.dll - KSRun Persistence Module
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CTAudCS.dll - Creative Audio Console
  • CTAudCS.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • EntC.exe - Entertainment Console
  • PopUpMu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • ThmResu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • VolPanlu.exe - Creative Volume Panel
  • WizCPLu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Wizard Control Panel Framework DLL
  • CTPPage.dll - Audio Property Page (Sound Blaster Properties)
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • EntConsl.dll - Console (Entertainment Console DLL)
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTAudCS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DDB324E0-98B0-4E08-8EAE-E2E0ACBB03EF}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanlu.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe".
  • CTAPR2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTAPR2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\USB Sound Blaster HD\Console Launcher 3\Entertainment Console\CTAPR2.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VolPanlu.exe
Memory:8.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003230630%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012970%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019337%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,436,246
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.25 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro?

Quickly and completely remove Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro 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 X-Fi Go! Pro 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 X-Fi Go! Pro, 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 X-Fi Go! Pro.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.36%
Windows 8 26.07%
Windows XP 4.29%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.57%
Windows 7 Professional 12.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 6.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.38%
  Japan 9.62%
  Saudi Arabia 5.49%
  United Kingdom 4.12%
  Germany 2.47%
  Canada 1.65%
  Finland 1.10%
  Greece 0.82%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Australia 0.55%
  Brazil 0.55%
  France 0.55%
  Poland 0.55%
  Sweden 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.22%
Hewlett-Packard 20.50%
Acer 16.15%
Toshiba 10.56%
ASUS 9.94%
Lenovo 6.21%
MSI 3.11%
GIGABYTE 2.48%
Apple 1.86%
Intel 1.86%
Samsung 1.86%
Compaq 1.24%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.99%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C75-A 2.99%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.24%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.24%

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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