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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #22,007
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VersionDistribution
1.0 100.00%

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USB Sound Blaster HD

Overview

USB Sound Blaster HD is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. 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 21.81 MB (22,868,197 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 28% of users of USB Sound Blaster HD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\USB Sound Blaster HD
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 21.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by USB Sound Blaster HD

  • 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
  • CTMCPlugIn.ocx - CTMCPlugin ActiveX Control Module
  • 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:11.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044906507%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00257213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00191852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:349,731
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.06 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove USB Sound Blaster HD?

Quickly and completely remove USB Sound Blaster HD from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall USB Sound Blaster HD 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 USB Sound Blaster HD, 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 USB Sound Blaster HD.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.38%
Windows 8 25.67%
Windows XP 4.28%
Windows Vista 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.06%
Windows 8.1 6.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.29%
  Germany 9.76%
  France 6.34%
  Japan 6.34%
  United Kingdom 5.37%
  Canada 4.39%
  Italy 3.41%
  Russia 2.93%
  DK 2.44%
  Finland 2.44%
  Greece 2.44%
  Spain 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Poland 1.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.78%
Hewlett-Packard 20.79%
Dell 13.86%
Acer 12.87%
GIGABYTE 9.90%
Samsung 5.94%
Alienware 4.95%
Lenovo 3.96%
Intel 1.98%
MSI 1.98%
Toshiba 1.98%
Common models
Gigabyte P55M-UD2 2.78%
ASUSTeK CM6870 1.85%
CLEVO P170EM 1.85%
ASUSTeK X75VC 1.85%
Dell XPS L412Z 1.85%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 1.85%

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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