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Creative AutoMode Switcher


Creative AutoMode Switcher is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named ctsmode.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,096,304 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of Creative 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: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative 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 Creative AutoMode Switcher?

You can uninstall Creative 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 Creative 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 Creative AutoMode Switcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 10 43.96%
Windows XP 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.99%
Windows 7 Professional 10.99%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.21%
  Germany 22.92%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  France 5.21%
  Austria 3.13%
  Canada 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Norway 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%
  Russia 2.08%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Thailand 2.08%
  Australia 1.04%
  Belgium 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 14.71%
Acer 11.76%
Dell 8.82%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Medion 2.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.29%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 5.71%
Wortmann AG TERRA Server 2.86%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3 2.86%
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2.86%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.86%

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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