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Average installed length: 265.70 days


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DTS Connect Pack

What is DTS Connect Pack?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Experience high-quality surround sound from your PC through your home theater with Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect. It encodes your PC's multi-channel audio into a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream and outputs it from your soundcard's digital out (S/PDIF), via a single digital cable into your home theater system. Dolb...  Read more


DTS Connect Pack 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is CTAudSvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.58 MB of memory. The software installer includes 128 files and is usually about 16.66 MB (17,471,820 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 52% of users of DTS Connect Pack 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\Shared Files
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 16.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DTS Connect Pack

Program executable:CTAudSvc.exe
Name:Creative Audio Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
Creative Audio Service is part of the driver providing Windows support for Creative Sound Blaster Audio. It installs Creative Audio Console to control the user's audio device's settings.
Additional files:
  • CtORWebClient.ocx - Creative Product Registration ActiveX Control Module
  • CDAsvc.exe - Installer for Creative Service for CDROM Access
  • CTDAE.dll - Creative Digital Audio Extraction Engine
  • MUCE.dll - Creative MBCS-Unicode Conversion Engine (MUCE)
  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • MFInfou.dll
  • RecEnum.dll - Recording Device Enumeration Component
  • CTMtpAut.exe - Creative MTP Device AutoPlay Handler
  • MtpAutRc.dll - Creative MTP Device AutoPlay Handler Resource
  • CTAppDet.ocx - Creative Application Detect Module (Creative Application Detect ActiveX Control Module)
  • CTXMLPsr.dll - Creative Technology Ltd XML Parser (Creative XML Parser Engine File)
  • CTXMLPsu.dll
  • MDAQMGRU.DLL - Creative Meta Data Acquire Manager
  • StrmPlay.dll - Creative Streaming Playback Module (Creative Streaming Playback)
  • CdrwUpdt.exe - Creative Technology Ltd CdrwUpdt (CdrwUpdt)
  • CTAudNav.dll - Creative Technology Ltd CTAudNav (CTAudNav)
  • VFSvrp64.dll - Video File Information Extractor
  • VFSvrps.dll
  • VFSvrU.exe
  • CTSUSDK.dll - Creative Technology Ltd CTSUSDK (CTSUSDK)
  • CTDDLEnc.dll - CTDDLEnc Dynamic Link Library
  • CTDTSIEn.dll - CTDTSIEn Dynamic Link Library
  • CTEAXRvb.dll - CTEAXRvb Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMetaDB.dll - CTMETADB Dynamic Link Library (CTMETADB DLL)
  • CTRender.dll - CTRender Dynamic Link Library (DIB Renderer)
  • CTWMPEng.dll - CTWMPEng Dynamic Link Library (CTWMPEng DLL)
  • CTDBEng.dll - CTDBEng Dynamic Link Library (CTDBEng DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • CTLogDB.dll - CTLogDB Dynamic Link Library (CTLogDB)
  • CTMEMDB.dll - CTMEMDB Dynamic Link Library (CTMEMDB DLL)
  • CTNJBDB.dll - CTNJBDB Dynamic Link Library (CTNJBDB DLL)
  • CTSUApp.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • FmtQury.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • VDJPlay.dll - Creative VDJ Playback System
  • CTMSTORE.OCX - Music Store ActiveX Control
  • Burp.dll - Creative Bitmap Processor
  • NmdPlay.dll - Nomad Playback Component
  • CtCmeCtx.dll - Creative Media Explorer (CME ContextMenu Shell Extension)
  • CTMSTORE.EXE - Music Store Control App
  • EffctMgr.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • WndTrns.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CodecMgr.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEng.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • CTAudSvc.exe - Creative Audio Service
  • MxLib.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • CtrlSrc.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTTheme.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • PopUpMnu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • ThmRes.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • WizCPL.dll - Creative Theme Engine Wizard Control Panel Framework DLL
  • CTDevSrv.exe - CTDevSrv Application (CTDevSrv Window Service Application)
  • Cthk16.dll - Creative Skin Engine (Creative Skin Api hook for Win9X(16bit))
  • CTHk32.dll - Creative Skin Api hook for Win9X
  • CTHk32nt.dll - Creative Skin api hook for WinNT
  • CTPlayQ.dll - Creative MediaSource (Playback Queue Module)
  • CTPlayQ2.dll
  • CTServiceCtDev.exe - CTDevSrv Control Application
  • CTSkinLd.exe - Creative Skin Loader
  • CTSkinMg.dll - Creative SkinManager DLL
  • CTTranQ.dll - Transfer Queue Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtCmeCtx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CTMTPMediaExplorer' with a class of {7895F317-A125-42CC-BD3E-5830765CE577}.
2 Services
  • CTAudSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CTAudSvcService' (CTAudSvcService).
  • CTDevSrv.exe runs as a service named 'CT Device Query service' (CTDevice_Srv).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CTSched.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CreativeTaskScheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe" /logon.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000188628%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000736%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:800
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.96 MB

How do I remove DTS Connect Pack?

You can uninstall DTS Connect Pack 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 DTS Connect Pack, 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 DTS Connect Pack.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 0%
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 57.32%
Windows 10 41.70%
Windows Vista 0.72%
Windows XP 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.64%
Windows 7 Professional 14.38%
Windows 10 Pro 13.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.11%
Windows 10 Home 6.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.31%
  Germany 9.39%
  United Kingdom 5.62%
  France 5.06%
  Canada 3.03%
  Italy 2.38%
  Australia 1.91%
  Japan 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Austria 1.15%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Spain 0.94%
  Poland 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.12%
ASUS 11.51%
Acer 10.01%
Hewlett-Packard 6.33%
Alienware 6.10%
Intel 5.75%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 24.51%
MSI MS-7751 3.68%
Dell XPS 8300 3.57%
Alienware Aurora 3.57%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 3.57%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 3.34%

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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