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Should I remove Sound Blaster Cinema 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,044
United States Rank #5,506
Reach 0.0766%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.70 days
109.23 days >
Average installed length: 57.39 days


1.00.13 1.13%
1.00.12 0.60%
1.00.11 0.73%
1.00.10 3.84%
1.00.09 0.46%
1.00.08 15.51%
1.00.07 28.16%
1.00.06 29.49%
1.00.05 20.08%

Typically installed together

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Sound Blaster Cinema 2


Sound Blaster Cinema 2 is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.00.06, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 39.23 MB (41,135,676 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Sound Blaster Cinema 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 39.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Cinema 2

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTMFPlay.dll - Creative Media Playback Engine
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTGetPdt_bak.dll
  • 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
  • SBTDelta.dll - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • SBCinema2.exe - Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • SBcinema2.resources.dll
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • audfreq.dll - SBX Pro Studio (Audio Processing)
  • audproc.dll
  • audpzero.dll
  • audzero.exe
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • HKDetect.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SBCinema2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4F10D7AC-2D5D-47FA-8928-1F98B3072415}' (runs on registration).
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SBCinema2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBCinema2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Cinema 2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Cinema 2\Sound Blaster Cinema 2\SBCinema2.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Cinema 2?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Cinema 2 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 Cinema 2, 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 Cinema 2.

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 10 77.18%
Windows 7 22.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 24.35%
Windows 8.1 20.70%
Windows 10 Pro 17.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.63%
  France 6.48%
  United Kingdom 5.90%
  Germany 4.14%
  Netherlands 3.67%
  Canada 2.92%
  Italy 2.60%
  Sweden 2.18%
  Belgium 1.86%
  Australia 1.49%
  Spain 1.43%
  DK 1.28%
  Turkey 1.12%
  Singapore 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 71.14%
Acer 14.60%
ASUS 8.56%
Dell 1.17%
Hewlett-Packard 1.17%
Medion 0.84%
Common models
MSI MS-7917 20.16%
MSI MS-7918 11.78%
MSI MS-7693 11.51%
MSI MS-7916 7.49%
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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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