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AutoMode Switcher


AutoMode Switcher is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is ctsmode.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.15 MB (1,202,288 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of AutoMode Switcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\AutoMode Switcher
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 1.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AutoMode Switcher

Program executable:ctsmode.exe
Name:Auto Mode Switcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\automode switcher\ctsmode.exe
Additional files:
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • ShHook.dll - Auto Mode Switcher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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.

How do I remove AutoMode Switcher?

You can uninstall AutoMode Switcher 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AutoMode Switcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AutoMode Switcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.42%
Windows 10 20.97%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.71%
Windows 7 Professional 20.97%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 9.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.84%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.27%
  Germany 21.21%
  United Kingdom 7.58%
  France 6.06%
  Poland 6.06%
  Canada 4.55%
  Australia 3.03%
  Belgium 3.03%
  Finland 3.03%
  Portugal 3.03%
  Taiwan 3.03%
  Austria 1.52%
  Hungary 1.52%
  Iran 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 31.43%
Dell 11.43%
Hewlett-Packard 8.57%
Acer 5.71%
American Megatrends 5.71%
Gateway 2.86%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7599 7.69%
Dell Dell XPS420 7.69%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 3.85%
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP 3.85%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 3.85%

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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