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Should I remove Creative-Audiokonsole?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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1.33 91.30%
1.32 8.70%

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Creative-Audiokonsole 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 7 files and is usually about 1.92 MB (2,018,258 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 85% of users of Creative-Audiokonsole come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\AudioCS
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\GEMEIN~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{17E96
Estimated size: 1.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative-Audiokonsole

Program executable:ctaudrun.exe
Name:Creative Audio Console
Creative Audio Console Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\audiocs\ctaudrun.exe
Additional files:
  • RestEng.dll - RestEng Dynamic Link Library (Restore Defaults Engine DLL)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTAudCP.dll - Creative Audio Console (Creative Audio Console Plugin)
  • CTAudLP.dll
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • EncSwtch.exe (by Daniel Kawakami) - DK Driver Tools (DDL <-> DTS Encoder Switcher for Audigy Series)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTAudRun.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7EABB093-5776-48B0-B603-C0444AA6566B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Creative-Audiokonsole?

You can uninstall Creative-Audiokonsole 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-Audiokonsole, 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-Audiokonsole.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.30%
Windows XP 19.57%
Windows 10 10.87%
Windows Vista 3.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.39%
Windows 10 Pro 6.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.26% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 85.26%
  United States 7.37%
  Austria 2.11%
  Switzerland 2.11%
  Sweden 2.11%
  Thailand 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.00%
American Megatrends 12.00%
Acer 10.00%
Intel 8.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Medion 4.00%
Hewlett-Packard 2.00%
Alienware 2.00%
Common models
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 8.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 4.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.00%
Dell Dimension 4700 ... 2.00%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.00%
Dell Computer Dimension 8... 2.00%

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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