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Sound Blaster Audigy


Sound Blaster Audigy 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 primary executable is named ctzapxx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 36.99 MB (38,788,522 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 59% of users of Sound Blaster Audigy come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 36.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy

Program executable:ctzapxx.exe
Name:Creative Audio Product
Creative Device Driver Installation Program
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Program\support\vista\i386\ctzapxx.exe
Additional files:
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • P17APO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • P17APO64.dll
  • P17RunE.dll - P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library
  • CtCoIns1.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtCoInst (CtCoInst)
  • CtDvIns1.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • P17pld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • P17pld64.dll
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • OemSpiE.dll - Endpoint Enumeration Module
  • AppSetup.exe - Creative Self-Extracting
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM))
  • p17Res.dll - P17 Driver Resources
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • P17RunE.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'P17RunE' which loads as RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntry.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Audigy?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Audigy 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 Sound Blaster Audigy, 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 Sound Blaster Audigy.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 6%
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 68.42%
Windows 10 31.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.05%
Windows 7 Professional 14.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.16%
Windows 10 Pro 12.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.08%
Windows 10 Home 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.46%
  Germany 13.51%
  Canada 6.08%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Italy 1.35%
  Peru 1.35%
  Austria 0.68%
  BD 0.68%
  Belgium 0.68%
  BG 0.68%
  BQ 0.68%
  Czech Republic 0.68%
  DK 0.68%
  Spain 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.78%
Dell 13.89%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.91%
ECT A_M_I 7.27%
BIOSTAR Group A780L3G 3.64%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 3.64%
MSI MS-7850 3.64%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 3.64%

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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