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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,951
United States Rank #3,346
Reach 0.2007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.86 days
231.90 days >
Average installed length: 121.85 days


1.00.05 52.41%
1.00.03 12.14%
1.00.02 18.10%
1.00.01 17.35%

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Sound Blaster Cinema

What is Sound Blaster Cinema?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios. A new member of the Sound Blaster family, Sound Blasterâ„¢ Cinema is designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios - to the PC. Powered by the SBX Pro St...  Read more


Sound Blaster Cinema is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.05, 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 main program executable is Office.Aktivasyon.Araclari.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 18.5 MB (19,402,535 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 43% of users of Sound Blaster Cinema come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Cinema
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Estimated size: 18.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Cinema

Program executable:Office.Aktivasyon.Araclari.exe
Additional files:
  • 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)
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • SBCinema.exe - Sound Blaster Cinema
  • SBCinema.resources.dll
  • SBTRed.dll
  • EQSpectrumAnalyzer.dll - EQSpectrumAnalyzer
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SBCinema.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Sound Blaster Cinema_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run'.
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SBCinema.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sound Blaster Cinema_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBCinema.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Cinema' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Cinema\Sound Blaster Cinema\SBCinema.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000131874%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000793%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000526%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,166
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Sound Blaster Cinema?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Cinema 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, 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.

Win 10 76%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.89%
Windows 7 24.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 39.09%
Windows 10 Home 12.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.42%
Windows 8 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.09%
  France 9.07%
  Germany 6.83%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Netherlands 3.31%
  Canada 3.23%
  Norway 2.24%
  Sweden 2.15%
  DK 2.04%
  Australia 2.02%
  Belgium 1.81%
  Italy 1.75%
  Singapore 1.34%
  Spain 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 66.12%
Acer 25.33%
ASUS 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard 1.09%
Dell 0.47%
Lenovo 0.20%
Samsung 0.12%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 14.11%
Acer Predator G3-605 9.84%
MSI MS-7816 6.81%
MSI MS-7850 5.28%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 4.74%
MSI MS-7845 4.06%

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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