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Should I remove Host OpenAL?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,145
United States Rank #3,812
Reach 0.0976%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.08 days
415.37 days >
Average installed length: 218.25 days


2.03 0.05%
2.02 39.05%
1.00 60.89%

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Host OpenAL

What is Host OpenAL?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

DirectSound 3D Hardware support from Direct X with the launch of Windows Vista. DirectSound and DirectSound3D will still function; however, they will no longer use hardware acceleration. The good news for owners of advanced audio cards like SoundBlaster X-Fi is that the developer community has been preparing for this f...  Read more


Host OpenAL is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 1.77 MB (1,860,851 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Host OpenAL come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 1.77 MB

How do I remove Host OpenAL?

You can uninstall Host OpenAL 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 Host OpenAL, 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 Host OpenAL.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 10 20.36%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Windows XP 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.20%
Windows 7 Professional 16.11%
Windows 10 Home 5.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.69%
Windows 10 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.98%
  Germany 7.66%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Canada 4.18%
  France 2.62%
  Australia 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Japan 1.21%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Italy 0.82%
  Poland 0.74%
  Sweden 0.70%
  Austria 0.66%
  Finland 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.78%
Hewlett-Packard 17.54%
Alienware 4.75%
Acer 3.97%
ASUS 3.39%
Intel 2.81%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 23.30%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 8.14%
ASUS All Series 4.52%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.19%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 3.96%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.96%

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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