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Should I remove Sound Blaster Audigy Fx?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,900
United States Rank #15,064
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.32 days
658.45 days >
Average installed length: 345.97 days


1.00.07 22.94%
1.00.06 39.91%
1.00.03 6.88%
1.00.00 30.28%

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Sound Blaster Audigy Fx


Sound Blaster Audigy Fx is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.06, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 5.13 MB (5,380,175 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Sound Blaster Audigy Fx come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2B12B477-056B-48B2-9666-9FAF2ADB04ED}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy Fx

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • AFXAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • AFXAPO64.dll
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • AFXCo32.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • AFXCo64.dll
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • AFXCTL32.DLL - Creative Host SoundCore Module
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBAdgyFx.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBAdgyFx.resources.dll
  • SBTRed.dll
  • CtEpDef32.exe - Creative Default Endpoint
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBAdgyFx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx\Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel\SBAdgyFx.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Audigy Fx?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Audigy Fx 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 Fx, 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 Fx.

Win 10 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 10 56.42%
Windows 7 42.20%
Windows Vista 1.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 23.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.67%
Windows 7 Professional 15.21%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.06%
Windows 8.1 9.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.34%
  United Kingdom 13.10%
  Germany 7.59%
  France 2.76%
  Canada 2.76%
  Spain 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  Vietnam 0.69%
  Australia 0.69%
  Japan 0.69%
  Czech Republic 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.12%
Dell 27.06%
Acer 9.41%
ASUS 8.24%
Lenovo 3.53%
MSI 1.18%
Medion 1.18%
Intel 1.18%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.39%
Dell XPS 8500 3.03%
MSI MS-7693 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 3847 3.03%
MSI MS-7846 2.27%
Dell XPS 8700 1.52%

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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