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Should I remove Creative Audio Control Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,892
United States Rank #1,437
Reach 0.3514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.98 days
412.55 days >
Average installed length: 216.76 days


3.01 0.13%
3.00 50.30%
2.56 28.54%
2.00 21.02%

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Creative Audio Control Panel

What is Creative Audio Control Panel?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Configure your voice communication settings to optimize the clarity of your voice calls. With Smart Volume Management enabled, your voice can be picked up even when you’re speaking from the other end of the room, so you’re free to move around while still engaged in a conversation. With Voice Focus activated, you can al...  Read more


Creative Audio Control Panel is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 3.00, 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 main program executable is ctaudcs.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 9.55 MB (10,008,741 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 62% of users of Creative Audio Control Panel 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 Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 9.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Audio Control Panel

Program executable:ctaudcs.exe
Name:Creative Audio Console
Creative Audio Console Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\sound blaster x-fi\audiocs\ctaudcs.exe
Additional files:
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • 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
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • CTAudLP.dll
  • CTAudRun.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • 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 Control Panel?

You can uninstall Creative Audio Control Panel 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 Control Panel, 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 Control Panel.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.37%
Windows 10 23.33%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Windows XP 1.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.42%
Windows 7 Professional 16.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%
Windows 10 Pro 5.23%
Windows 10 Home 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.35%
  United Kingdom 8.52%
  Canada 3.84%
  Australia 2.49%
  Poland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.48%
  Finland 0.98%
  Russia 0.85%
  Romania 0.84%
  Greece 0.83%
  India 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%
  DK 0.77%
  Germany 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.57%
Hewlett-Packard 12.29%
Intel 6.94%
Acer 6.85%
ASUS 5.87%
Alienware 2.64%
American Megatrends 1.57%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 12.50%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 7.77%
ASUS All Series 5.64%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 5.21%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.20%
Alienware Aurora 3.03%

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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