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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,605
United States Rank #7,478
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Sound Blaster Audigy HD

What is Sound Blaster Audigy HD?

Sound Blaster Audigy is a product line of sound cards from Creative Technology. It supports a revised DMA engine allowed end-to-end high-resolution (24-bit) audio playback: 96 kHz 6.1 channel recording, and 192 kHz stereo. Audigy 2's 3D audio capabilities received a boost when compared to its predecessors. Creative created the EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD standard to coincide with Audigy 2's release. The chip again can process up to 64 DirectSound3D audio channels in hardware. It also has native support for the free and open source OpenAL audio API.


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 30 files and is usually about 13.85 MB (14,519,176 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Audigy
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 13.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Audigy HD

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • Effect01.dll - Creative WaveStudio Effect Plugin
  • effect02.dll
  • effect03.dll
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • 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
  • CTAudSel.exe - CTAudSel application
  • CTWave.exe - Creative WaveStudio
  • Ws32res.dll
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSel.dll - CTAudSel library
  • CTAudSeu.dll
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTWave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{405A1076-A51F-42DE-84E2-27C7D0A8AF92}' (runs on registration).
  • VolPanlu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E33BEA0E-AAB4-4E6E-B3AE-A566DD5DA499}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044906507%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00257213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00191852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:349,731
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.06 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Sound Blaster Audigy HD?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Audigy HD 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 HD, 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 HD.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 10 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.20%
Windows 10 7.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.86%
Windows 10 Home 4.80%
Windows 7 Professional 4.09%
Windows 10 Pro 0.71%
Windows 8 Pro 0.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.14%
  France 5.10%
  Canada 4.85%
  Germany 4.23%
  Australia 2.24%
  United Kingdom 1.49%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Italy 0.62%
  Poland 0.62%
  Brazil 0.50%
  Singapore 0.50%
  Austria 0.37%
  Czech Republic 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 98.39%
Acer 0.54%
Hewlett-Packard 0.54%
Samsung 0.18%
Dell 0.18%
American Megatrends 0.18%
Common models
ASUSTeK G73Jh 57.30%
ASUSTek G60JX 21.00%
ASUSTeK G72GX 11.74%
ASUSTeK G60VX 4.98%
ASUSTek G60J 3.91%
Samsung 700Z7C 0.18%

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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