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Should I remove Creative Console Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,922
United States Rank #4,339
Reach 0.0789%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 145.36 days
491.66 days >
Average installed length: 258.33 days


2.62 0.06%
2.61 66.71%

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Creative Console Launcher

What is Creative Console Launcher?

Installed with the Sound Blaster X-Fi series of audio devices.


Creative Console Launcher is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 2.61, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 consolcu.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 10.86 MB (11,385,200 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 63% of users of Creative Console Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Console Launcher
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Estimated size: 10.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Console Launcher

Program executable:consolcu.exe
Console Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\sound blaster x-fi\console launcher\consolcu.exe
Additional files:
  • MFInfou.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • ACEffect.dll - Creative Audio Creation Mode console
  • ACMgr.dll
  • ACMixer.dll
  • ACRec.dll
  • ACSource.dll
  • ModeAC.dll
  • CTXMLPsu.dll - Creative Technology Ltd XML Parser (Creative XML Parser Engine File)
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • CTDRMRes.dll - DLL do recurso Creative DRM UI
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • FmtQuryu.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • NmdPlayu.dll - Nomad Playback Component
  • CTHlpr.dll - Creative Software Sales (Creative State Helper)
  • EffcMgru.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • PopUpMu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • CTPlyQ2U.dll - Creative MediaSource (Playback Queue Module)
  • PlxLoadu.dll - Creative Plex Loader
  • ACAux.dll - Audio Creation Mode
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTSPB.dll - Creative Module
  • CTVisAud.dll - Creative Engine (Creative Vista Audio Engine)
  • MdSwtchu.exe - Mode Switcher
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • MixerDef.exe - Console (Mixer Default Application)
  • ModeEmu.dll - Entertainment Mode Console
  • CTHtmlu.dll - CTHtml
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ConsoLCu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA9A7B10-1D74-49DC-9669-56C829C5D470}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CTAPR2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTAPR2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\USB Sound Blaster HD\Console Launcher 3\Entertainment Console\CTAPR2.exe" /r.

How do I remove Creative Console Launcher?

You can uninstall Creative Console Launcher 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 Console Launcher, 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 Console Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.03%
Windows 10 14.91%
Windows Vista 5.08%
Windows XP 3.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.61%
Windows 7 Professional 18.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.97%
  United Kingdom 6.07%
  France 4.40%
  Canada 3.92%
  Australia 2.01%
  Poland 1.96%
  Sweden 1.48%
  Russia 1.29%
  Finland 1.24%
  DK 1.00%
  Greece 0.91%
  Romania 0.86%
  Brazil 0.81%
  Hungary 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.01%
Hewlett-Packard 9.26%
ASUS 8.47%
Intel 7.67%
Acer 5.95%
Alienware 3.70%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 8.51%
Dell Dell XPS720 6.02%
Dell Dell XPS420 5.60%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.98%
Dell XPS 8300 4.98%
ASUS All Series 4.77%

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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