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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,255
United States Rank #12,307
Reach 0.0181%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.16 days
231.98 days >
Average installed length: 121.89 days


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Creative Smart Recorder


Creative Smart Recorder 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 smartrec.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 4.41 MB (4,628,133 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 56% of users of Creative Smart Recorder 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\Smart Recorder
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 4.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Smart Recorder

Program executable:smartrec.exe
Name:Creative Smart Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\smart recorder\smartrec.exe
Additional files:
  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • MxLib.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTIntrfc.dll - CTIntrfc
  • AboutNTISDK.dll (by NewTech Infosystems) - NTI CD-Writing SDK Library (AboutNTISDK DLL)
  • AudCvrtu.dll - Audio Converter (Audio Converter DLL)
  • AudCvtu.exe - Audio Converter Application
  • AudFrmtu.dll - Audio Format Option DLL
  • CdrMmc32.dll (by NewTech Infosystems) - NTI CD-Writing SDK (CdrMmc32 DLL)
  • Cdrw32.dll - Cdrw32 DLL
  • CdrwEx32.dll - CdrwEx32 DLL
  • CdrwUpdu.exe - Creative CD Burner Drive Update (CD Burner Drive Update)
  • CMSRegOu.exe - CMSRegOW
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • CTAudCln.dll - Creative AudioCleanup (Creative Audio Cleanup)
  • CTBrnW2A.dll - Creative MediaSource (Burn CD Wrapper)
  • CTCDCovU.exe - Creative MediaSource Print CD Cover
  • CTCMSu.exe - Creative MediaSource 5 Player
  • CTDBEngu.dll - CTDBEng Dynamic Link Library (CTDBEng DLL)
  • CTDetctu.exe - Creative MediaSource Detector
  • CTDiagMgu.dll - CTDiagMg Dynamic Link Library (CTDiagMg DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTEAXClu.dll - EAX Clone Module
  • CTEPImpu.exe - Creative External Playlist Import Application
  • CTHtmlu.dll - CTHtml
  • CTImprtU.exe - Creative Import Application
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTIntrfu.dll
  • CTLogDBu.dll - CTLogDB Dynamic Link Library (CTLogDB)
  • CTMALitU.exe - Creative Music Analyzer Lite
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet
  • CTWave.exe - Creative WaveStudio
  • Ws32res.dll

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.
Scheduled Task
  • CTWave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{405A1076-A51F-42DE-84E2-27C7D0A8AF92}' (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.

How do I remove Creative Smart Recorder?

You can uninstall Creative Smart Recorder 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 Smart Recorder, 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 Smart Recorder.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.12%
Windows 10 46.07%
Windows XP 1.40%
Windows Vista 1.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.42%
Windows 10 Pro 15.17%
Windows 10 Home 10.67%
Windows 7 Professional 10.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.51%
  Germany 11.01%
  United Kingdom 6.17%
  Italy 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.64%
  Canada 1.76%
  Saudi Arabia 1.54%
  Australia 1.32%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Greece 1.32%
  Austria 1.10%
  Norway 1.10%
  Czech Republic 0.88%
  Hong Kong 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.18%
Dell 17.54%
ASUS 17.54%
Acer 15.79%
Alienware 3.51%
Intel 3.51%
Medion 3.51%
Lenovo 2.63%
Toshiba 2.63%
Samsung 1.75%
Sony 1.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 21.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 2.04%
MSI MS-7751 2.04%
MSI MS-7845 2.04%
MSI MS-7885 2.04%

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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