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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,894
United States Rank #6,900
Reach 0.0276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 135.98 days
926.69 days >
Average installed length: 486.91 days


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Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB

What is Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB?  (from Creative Technology)

The Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB solution provides premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio. Through a comprehensive suite of music listening applications, users can enjoy better music with effects such as EAX reverbs, CMSS-3D surround sound, 10 band EQ, Bas...  Read more


Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB is a software program developed by Creative Technology. 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 AudCtr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 10.66 MB (11,176,677 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 81% of users of Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 10.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB

Program executable:AudCtr.exe
Name:Creative Audio Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Audio Center\AudCtr.exe
Additional files:
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • Effect01.dll - Creative WaveStudio Effect Plugin
  • effect02.dll
  • effect03.dll
  • inRes.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • EAXCon.dll - EAXConsole Dynamic Link Library (EAXConsole DLL)
  • CTMChWav.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTMCWavu.dll
  • BaseUI.dll - Creative Graphics Equalizer
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • Rotxe.dll - Rotxe Dynamic Link Library (Resource Object Texture Extension Engine DLL)
  • Restore.exe - Creative Restore Defaults
  • SpkSet.exe - Creative Speaker Settings
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTSysVol.exe - Creative Volume Control
  • sfedt32.dll - Vienna SoundFont Studio (SoundFont)
  • SurMixer.exe - Creative Surround Mixer
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CTZapxx.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installation Program)
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM)
  • MBDef.exe - Creative Default Settings Restorer
  • mididef.exe - mididef
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • OpenAL32.dll - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • AudCtr.exe - Creative Audio Center
  • CTAudCln.dll - Creative AudioCleanup (Creative Audio Cleanup)
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • PopUpMu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • ThmResu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • VolPanlu.exe - Creative Volume Panel
  • WizCPLu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Wizard Control Panel Framework DLL
  • sfbm_lcl.dll - SFBM Local Resources
  • CTWave.exe - Creative WaveStudio
  • CTWave32.exe
  • Ws32res.dll
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • CTEQ.exe - Graphic Equalizer (Graphic Equalizer EXE)
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • sfbm.exe - SFBM Application (SFBM MFC Application)
  • sfcvrt32.dll - sfcvrt32
  • eax.dll - EAX Unified
  • EAX.exe - EAX Console
  • Ahqrun.exe - AudioHQ (AudioHQ Plugins Launcher)
  • ctfxres.dll - AudioHQ CTFXU Plugins Resource DLL
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet
  • EAXSet.exe - EAX Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CTSysVol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTSysVol' which loads as C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r.
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000485113%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002645%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002206%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:320,758
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:115 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 70%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 75.64%
Windows 7 16.30%
Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 10 1.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 61.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.19%
Windows Vista Ultimate 8.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.16%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.66%
  Canada 4.90%
  Australia 3.43%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Germany 1.59%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Japan 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Brazil 0.49%
  France 0.49%
  Switzerland 0.37%
  India 0.37%
  Ireland 0.37%
  Mexico 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.63%
Hewlett-Packard 0.18%
Acer 0.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 12.23%
Dell XPS M1530 11.26%
Dell Dell XPS420 8.74%
Dell Inspiron 1525 8.54%
Dell Dell DXP061 5.63%
Dell Inspiron 1720 5.63%


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