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1.01.09 25.00%
1.01.08 56.25%
1.00.11 18.75%

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Sound BlasterAxx


Sound BlasterAxx is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.01.08, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 34.94 MB (36,637,044 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 71% of users of Sound BlasterAxx come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound BlasterAxx\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B145F2F4-7A4C-4842-9D44-7BE19677C5C7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound BlasterAxx

  • 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
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • KSTask32.dll - Creative Jack Retask Module
  • KSTask64.dll
  • SBAxx.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBTAxx.dll
  • SBTGamma.dll
  • 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
  • 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)
  • SBAxx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound BlasterAxx Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound BlasterAxx\Sound BlasterAxx Control Panel\SBAxx.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound BlasterAxx?

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Or, you can uninstall Sound BlasterAxx 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 BlasterAxx, 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 BlasterAxx.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8 38%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Germany 7.14%
  France 3.57%
  Australia 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  DK 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 27.27%
Dell 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Samsung 9.09%
Intel 9.09%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6823w 8.33%
Gateway DX4300 8.33%
ASUSTeK K53E 8.33%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 8.33%
INTEL DZ77GA 8.33%
ASUSTeK K75VM 8.33%

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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