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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,235
United States Rank #46,008
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 74.30 days
433.02 days >
Average installed length: 227.52 days


2.61 67.61%

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Creative Konsole Starter


Creative Konsole Starter is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. 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 consolcu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files. 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 82% of users of Creative Konsole Starter come from Germany, it is also popular in Austria and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\creative\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

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Konsole Starter

Program executable:consolcu.exe
Console Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\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
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource 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).

How do I remove Creative Konsole Starter?

You can uninstall Creative Konsole Starter 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 Konsole Starter, 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 Konsole Starter.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.08%
Windows 10 11.32%
Windows XP 4.40%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.67%
Windows 7 Professional 22.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.40%
Windows 10 Pro 4.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.35% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 82.35%
  Austria 9.91%
  United States 5.57%
  Switzerland 0.93%
  Sweden 0.31%
  Luxembourg 0.31%
  Slovakia 0.31%
  Italy 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.82%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 4.55%
Medion 3.64%
Hewlett-Packard 2.73%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Common models
Acer Aspire M7720 4.55%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.55%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.79%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.03%
MSI MS-7681 2.27%

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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