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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?
Global Rank #9,001
United States Rank #7,742
Reach 0.0423%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.08 days
267.74 days >
Average installed length: 140.68 days


1.36 1.68%
1.33 89.32%
1.32 9.00%

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Creative Audio Console

What is Creative Audio Console?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

This suite of driver and application has been updated and combined for your convenience. It installs Creative Audio Console to control your audio device's settings.


Creative Audio Console is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.33, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named ctaudrun.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 3.15 MB (3,307,786 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 52% of users of Creative Audio Console come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\AudioCS
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 3.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Audio Console

Program executable:ctaudrun.exe
Name:Creative Audio Console
Creative Audio Console Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\audiocs\ctaudrun.exe
Additional files:
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • RestEng.dll - RestEng Dynamic Link Library (Restore Defaults Engine DLL)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTAudCP.dll - Creative Audio Console (Creative Audio Console Plugin)
  • CTAudCS.dll
  • CTAudCS.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • CTAudLP.dll
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTAudCS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C5EA8246-12A6-4D73-8A8D-4B73E3B6FB22}' (runs on registration).
  • CTAudRun.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7EABB093-5776-48B0-B603-C0444AA6566B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Creative Audio Console?

You can uninstall Creative Audio Console 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 Creative Audio Console, 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 Creative Audio Console.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.54%
Windows XP 25.21%
Windows 10 11.40%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.51%
Windows 7 Professional 16.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.14%
Windows 10 Pro 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.24%
  United Kingdom 7.16%
  Canada 4.87%
  France 4.68%
  Italy 4.39%
  Sweden 3.06%
  Poland 2.39%
  Australia 1.72%
  Greece 1.43%
  Romania 1.43%
  Czech Republic 1.15%
  Hungary 1.05%
  Russia 0.96%
  Netherlands 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.10%
ASUS 11.26%
Intel 10.57%
American Megatrends 8.28%
Acer 5.29%
Hewlett-Packard 4.83%
NEC 0.92%
Sahara 0.69%
Common models
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 7.31%
Dell Dimension 9100 ... 5.48%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 5.02%
Dell Dell DXP051 3.20%

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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