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X-Fi Home Theater HD


X-Fi Home Theater HD 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 59 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of X-Fi Home Theater HD 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\Auzentech\X-Fi Home Theater 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\{B

Program filesFiles installed by X-Fi Home Theater HD

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • ACEffect.dll - Creative Audio Creation Mode console
  • ACMgr.dll
  • ACMixer.dll
  • ACRec.dll
  • ACSource.dll
  • CTXMLPsu.dll - Creative Technology Ltd XML Parser (Creative XML Parser Engine File)
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • FmtQuryu.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • 3DMidi.exe - Creative 3D MIDI Player
  • CTHlpr.dll - Creative Software Sales (Creative State Helper)
  • EffcMgru.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • CTAudCS.dll - Creative Audio Console
  • CTAudCSA.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • CTxfiSpi.exe - Creative Audio Product (SPI (Creative X-Fi Module))
  • ctzapxx.exe - Creative Device Driver Installation Program
  • mididef.exe - mididef
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • 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
  • CTPlyQ2U.dll - Creative MediaSource (Playback Queue Module)
  • Ctxfihlp.exe - CTXfiHlp Application (CTXfiHlp MFC Application)
  • ACAux.dll - Audio Creation Mode
  • CTWave.exe - Creative WaveStudio
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTSMode.exe - Auto Mode Switcher
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTSPB.dll - Creative Module
  • CTVisAud.dll - Creative Engine (Creative Vista Audio Engine)
  • AZMSu.exe - Mode Switcher
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • CTxfiReg.exe - CTXFIREG
  • AZCLu.exe - Console (Console Launcher)
  • MixerDef.exe - Mixer Default Application
  • CTHtmlu.dll - CTHtml
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTAudCSA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1EBCB0E-85FF-4ADB-ABAA-0FCE7721592B}' (runs on registration).
  • 3DMidi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33DA943D-4D0F-44AC-90C5-464E406BC04C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CTSMode.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CTSMode' and executes as C:\Program Files\Creative\AutoMode Switcher\CTSMode.exe /trayicon /nt.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CTAPR2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTAPR2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Sigma\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel\CTAPR2.exe" /r.
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\SB X-Fi MB\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0053396202%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00265355%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00268607%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove X-Fi Home Theater HD?

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Or, you can uninstall X-Fi Home Theater 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 X-Fi Home Theater 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 X-Fi Home Theater HD.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Germany 28.57%
  France 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 50.00%

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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