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Should I remove EAX4 Unified Redist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #9,086
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.91 days
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Average installed length: 277.54 days


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EAX4 Unified Redist

What is EAX4 Unified Redist?

EAX4 Unified Redist is part of the EAX audio effects processing technology for DirectX and is typically distributed through Microsoft.

About  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Adding the power of Creative's outstanding EAX audio technology to DirectX offers developers much greater control of environmental sound parameters that intensify the gaming and entertainment experience," said Kevin Bachus, group product manager for DirectX at Microsoft. "This collaboration will enable software develop...  Read more


EAX4 Unified Redist is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.18 MB (2,288,128 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 23% of users of EAX4 Unified Redist come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative Labs\EAX4 Unified redist\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{89661B04-C646-4412-B6D3-5E19F02F1F37}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EAX4 Unified Redist

  • gfwlclient.resources.dll (by Microsoft®) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • sqmapi.dll (by Microsoft) - SQM Client
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)
  • xliveservices.resources.dll (by Microsoft®)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Network connections
  • updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0091227712%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00551148%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00361129%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,896,826
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove EAX4 Unified Redist?

You can uninstall EAX4 Unified Redist 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 EAX4 Unified Redist, 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 EAX4 Unified Redist.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.19%
Windows 10 26.65%
Windows XP 6.74%
Windows Vista 6.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.81%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 7 Professional 7.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.04% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.04%
  United States 21.11%
  France 6.91%
  Italy 4.29%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Czech Republic 3.11%
  Spain 2.37%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  Canada 2.22%
  Belgium 2.17%
  Romania 1.83%
  Brazil 1.73%
  Austria 1.48%
  Poland 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.87%
Hewlett-Packard 18.09%
ASUS 14.62%
Dell 13.77%
Lenovo 3.79%
Medion 3.36%
Toshiba 3.26%
Samsung 2.73%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Intel 1.26%
MSI 1.26%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.84%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.58%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 1.80%

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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