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Average installed length: 223.95 days


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Creative MediaSource 5

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What is Creative MediaSource 5?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Creative MediaSource™ 5 Player/Organizer enables you to manage your entire digital music collection on both your computer and your Creative portable music player effortlessly. Improves the process of transferring music tracks into Creative portable music players. Adds an interactive Home page from which you can access...  Read more


Creative MediaSource 5 is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 CTRegSvu.exe. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 20.31 MB (21,297,875 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 60% of users of Creative MediaSource 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 20.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative MediaSource 5

Program executable:CTRegSvu.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\CTRegSvu.exe
Additional files:
  • Muce.dll - Creative MBCS-Unicode Conversion Engine (MUCE)
  • CTQSWizu.exe - Creative MediaSource QuickStart Wizard
  • MFInfou.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • RecEnumu.dll - Recording Device Enumeration Component
  • CTCDCovU.exe - Creative MediaSource Print CD Cover
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTXMLPsu.dll - Creative Technology Ltd XML Parser (Creative XML Parser Engine File)
  • SknChsrU.dll - Skin Chooser Plug-in Property Page (Creative MediaSource Skin Chooser Plug-in)
  • startMSu.exe - Creative Technology Ltd. StartMS (StartMS)
  • CdrwUpdu.exe - Creative CD Burner Drive Update (CD Burner Drive Update)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - DLL do recurso Creative DRM UI
  • CTSPWizU.dll - Creative Smart Playlist Wizard
  • CTDetctu.exe - Creative MediaSource Detector
  • CTMetaDu.dll - CTMETADB Dynamic Link Library (CTMETADB DLL)
  • AVConvU.dll - AVConvU Dynamic Link Library (Creative Audio Video Converter DLL)
  • CTDBEngu.dll - CTDBEng Dynamic Link Library (CTDBEng DLL)
  • CTLogDBu.dll - CTLogDB Dynamic Link Library (CTLogDB)
  • CTMALitU.exe - Creative Music Analyzer Lite
  • CTMEMDBu.dll - CTMEMDB Dynamic Link Library (CTMEMDB DLL)
  • CTNJBDBu.dll - CTNJBDB Dynamic Link Library (CTNJBDB DLL)
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • FmtQuryu.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • CTImpt3u.exe - ImportSwordFish Application (Creative Import Wizard File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTAppAsc.dll - Application Association
  • CTMetAcu.dll - Creative Music Analyzer
  • CTMetAcu.exe
  • EffcMgru.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • CTConvU.dll - Creative Convert Tool (Convert Tool)
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • CTBrnW2A.dll - Creative MediaSource (Burn CD Wrapper)
  • CTCMSu.exe - Creative MediaSource 5 Player
  • CTEAXClu.dll - EAX Clone Module
  • CTEPImpu.exe - Creative External Playlist Import Application
  • CTImprtU.exe - Creative Import Application
  • CTMxEngu.dll - Creative MediaSource Mixer DLL
  • CTPlyQ2U.dll - Playback Queue Module
  • CTPlyQUU.dll
  • CTRecEgu.dll - Creative MediaSource Recording DLL
  • CTSevPru.dll - Creative MediaSource Service Process DLL
  • CTShHkU.dll - Creative MediaSource Multimedia Keyboard DLL
  • CTTrnQU.dll - Transfer Queue Module
  • CTTrnQUU.dll
  • CTVidWnu.dll - Creative MediaSource Video Window DLL
  • PlxLoadu.dll - Creative Plex Loader
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • MtdAcqIu.dll - Metadata monitor (Metadata monitor setting page)
  • MtdAcqu.exe
  • AudCvrtu.dll - Audio Converter (Audio Converter DLL)
  • AudCvtu.exe - Audio Converter Application
  • AudFrmtu.dll - Audio Format Option DLL
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTSPB.dll - Creative Module
  • CMSRegOu.exe - CMSRegOW

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CTCMSU.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CTPlayMusicFilesOnArrivalu' with the ProgID of 'CTAutoPLu.MusicFilesPlayer.1' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTCMSu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2C207FC-F9CD-41A2-8924-22982AA7368C}' (runs on registration).
  • AudCvtu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0701244-1467-4BE5-8574-45C2156B6D01}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CTDetctu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Creative Detector U' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\CTDetctu.exe" /R.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • CMSRegOu.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'CMSRegOu' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\CMSRegOu.exe" /r.

How do I remove Creative MediaSource 5?

Quickly and completely remove Creative MediaSource 5 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Creative MediaSource 5 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 MediaSource 5, 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 MediaSource 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 38.21%
Windows 7 38.10%
Windows XP 13.52%
Windows 10 10.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 7.34%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.81%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  Germany 4.62%
  Canada 3.74%
  France 2.67%
  Australia 2.51%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Italy 1.79%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Spain 1.03%
  Poland 0.80%
  India 0.72%
  Brazil 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 63.50%
Hewlett-Packard 11.13%
Acer 5.65%
Intel 4.17%
American Megatrends 2.45%
Toshiba 2.05%
ASUS 1.96%
Lenovo 0.65%
Sahara 0.57%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 9.63%
Dell Dell XPS420 9.14%
Dell XPS M1530 6.91%
Dell Dell DXP061 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.69%
Dell Inspiron 1720 3.70%

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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