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Creative Live! Central

What is Creative Live! Central?

Creative's Live! Central software is designed to let users share what they've recorded on social networking sites. It also has a touchscreen-enabled user interface, which is engineered for use with touchscreen Windows computers.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 ctlvcentral.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 34.1 MB (35,755,055 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\Live! Central
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 34.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Live! Central

Program executable:ctlvcentral.exe
Name:Creative Live! Central
Creative Live! Central Application
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\creative live! cam\live! central\ctlvcentral.exe
Additional files:
  • CTPVViewEngU.dll - Photo View and Media Playback Engine (CTPVViewEng)
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTWebUpload.dll - Web Upload Dynamic Link Library (CTWebUpload DLL)
  • CTVidHand.dll - CTVidHand Dynamic Link Library (CTVidHand DLL)
  • CTCabu.dll - Creative Technology Ltd CTCab (CTCab)
  • CTRecords.dll - CTRecord Dynamic Link Library (CTRecord DLL)
  • CTVP.dll - Video Privacy Dynamic Library (Video Privacy Plug-in)
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTAutoTP.dll - Creative Live! Cam Suite (Auto Tuning Plug-in)
  • CTFaceT.dll - Face Tracking Plug-in
  • CTPanT.dll - Pan Tilt Plug-in
  • CTPicCtrl.dll - Picture Control Plug-in
  • CTCapture.dll - Creative Live! Central (CTCapture DLL)
  • CTPreview.dll - CTPREVIEW DLL
  • CTVidManU.dll - Creative Video Manager (CTVidMan)
  • CTView.dll - CTVIEW DLL
  • CTAvatar.dll - AvatarEffects Plugin (AvatarEffects Plugin Library)
  • CTLiveEffects.dll - Live! Effects Plugin (Live! Effects Plugin Library)
  • CTVidFX.dll - VisualEffects Plugin (VisualEffects Plugin Library)
  • CTIVBasicU.dll - Photo-Video Library (CTIVBasic)
  • CTMSlide.dll - MediaShow Plugin (MediaShow Plugin Library)
  • CTPrintU.dll - Photo Manager (CTPrint.DLL)
  • CTTDViewU.dll - CTTDViewDll
  • AvatarImport.exe - AvatarImport (AvatarImport Application)
  • CTCtrVdu.dll - Video Stitch (CTCtrVd)
  • CTFtpu.dll - Creative Ftp
  • AVFXImport.exe - AVFXImport (AVFXImport Application)
  • CtAudIfc.dll - Creative Audio Processing Interface
  • CTAudioFX.dll - Creative Audio Effects Plug-in
  • CTNCancel.dll - Creative Noise Cancellation Plug-in
  • CTPControl.dll - Creative Parental Control Plug-in
  • CtPinMgr.dll - Creative Setting and Effect Plug-in Manager
  • cv100.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library (The vision component of OpenCV)
  • cxcore100.dll (by Intel) - The core component of OpenCV
  • CTFramePlayerObjectU.dll (by Reallusion) - CTFramePlayerObject Dynamic Link Library (CTFramePlayerObject DLL)
  • CTExtendModule.dll (by Reallusion) - CTExtendModule Dynamic Link Library (CTExtendModule DLL)
  • CTLiveSettings.dll - CTLiveSettings Dynamic Link Library (CTLiveSettings DLL)
  • CTPlayerObjectU.dll - CTPlayerObject Dynamic Link Library (CrazyTalk PlayerObject Program)
  • CTDOMemHelper.dll - CTDOMemHelper Dynamic Link Library (CTDOMemHelper DLL)
  • AVFX3Lib.dll (by EyePower Games) - Advanced VideoFX (Advanced VideoFX Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTLVCentral.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34BD98D4-9B78-4967-B4C6-CB86720B556B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CTLVCentral.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Live! Central' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\Live! Central\CTLVCentral.exe" /mode2.

How do I remove Creative Live! Central?

Quickly and completely remove Creative Live! Central from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Creative Live! Central 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Creative Live! Central, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Live! Central.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Windows 10 9.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.92%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  United Kingdom 12.50%
  Germany 7.81%
  Canada 6.25%
  DK 3.13%
  Poland 3.13%
  Argentina 1.56%
  Australia 1.56%
  Belgium 1.56%
  France 1.56%
  Israel 1.56%
  Italy 1.56%
  Sweden 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.78%
Dell 28.89%
Intel 6.67%
Medion 6.67%
Gateway 4.44%
Sahara 2.22%
Packard Bell 2.22%
Acer 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6621c 6.98%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 4.65%
MSI MS-7758 4.65%
Micro-Star P35 Platinum(M... 2.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.33%

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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