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Should I remove Creative WaveStudio 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,527
United States Rank #2,151
Reach 0.2457%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.67 days
462.12 days >
Average installed length: 242.81 days


7.14 74.16%
7.12 25.84%

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Creative WaveStudio 7

What is Creative WaveStudio 7?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Wave Studio is a Windows application that allows you to perform the following sound editing functions easily play, edit, and record 8-bit (tape quality) and 16-bit (CD quality) wave files, enhance your wave files or create unique sounds with various special effects and editing operations such as rap, reverse, echo, mut...  Read more


Creative WaveStudio 7 is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 7.14, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 ctwave.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 3.26 MB (3,414,028 bytes). 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 55% of users of Creative WaveStudio 7 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\WaveStudio 7
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 3.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative WaveStudio 7

Program executable:ctwave.exe
Name:Creative WaveStudio
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\wavestudio 7\ctwave.exe
Additional files:
  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTAudCln.dll - Creative AudioCleanup (Creative Audio Cleanup)
  • Ws32res.dll - Creative WaveStudio
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Creative WaveStudio 7?

You can uninstall Creative WaveStudio 7 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 WaveStudio 7, 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 WaveStudio 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.62%
Windows 10 15.03%
Windows XP 5.88%
Windows Vista 4.38%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.20%
Windows 7 Professional 18.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.93%
Windows 10 Pro 4.60%
Windows 10 Home 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.39%
  Germany 9.18%
  United Kingdom 5.97%
  Canada 3.64%
  France 2.60%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Australia 1.89%
  Italy 1.83%
  Japan 1.65%
  Poland 0.96%
  Sweden 0.91%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Spain 0.77%
  Finland 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.44%
Hewlett-Packard 9.81%
Acer 7.89%
Intel 6.95%
ASUS 6.64%
American Megatrends 2.45%
Alienware 2.14%
Lenovo 0.62%
Sahara 0.45%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 10.41%
ASUS All Series 7.87%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 6.39%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.02%
Dell Dell XPS420 3.28%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.95%

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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