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12% remove it88% keep it
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1.04.05 28.13%
1.02.15 6.25%
1.02.06 6.25%
1.00.12 43.75%

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Sound Blaster E-Series


Sound Blaster E-Series is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.00.12, 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. The setup package generally installs about 40 files and is usually about 38.45 MB (40,322,448 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 66% of users of Sound Blaster E-Series come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster E-Series\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{829869CD-AE54-4AC3-8A7E-8A45BDB01220}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster E-Series

  • KSUSBAIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • KSUSBAIM64.exe
  • KSUSBPPCn32.dll - Creative Chaining Property Page Loader Module
  • KSUSBPPCn64.dll
  • SBUSBMonL.dll - Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Launcher
  • KSUSBAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • KSUSBAPO64.dll
  • KSUSBWrap32.dll - Audio Processing Object Chaining Module
  • KSUSBWrap64.dll
  • SBUSBMon.dll - Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • KsUSBDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • ksusbppld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • ksusbppld64.dll
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • SndCrUSB.DLL - Creative KS SoundCore Module
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBE.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBE.resources.dll
  • SBTEpsln.dll
  • KSUSBDGFX32.dll - Creative APO Shell Module
  • KSUSBDGFX64.dll
  • KSUSBSPI32.dll - Creative Vista SPI Module (Creative KS Vista SPI Module)
  • KSUSBSPI64.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CtUsAs64.DLL - Creative Audio Product (Creative Sound Blaster ASIO Interface)
  • CtUsAsio.DLL
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • CTHIDRpA.dll
  • HKDetect.dll
  • CTHID.dll
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBE.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster E-Series\Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel\SBE.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster E-Series?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster E-Series 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 E-Series, 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 E-Series.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 (SP1) 16%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 84.38%
Windows 7 15.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 37.50%
Windows 10 Pro 31.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.91%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Norway 4.55%
  Germany 4.55%
  Hong Kong 2.27%
  France 2.27%
  Sweden 2.27%
  Argentina 2.27%
  Spain 2.27%
  Canada 2.27%
  Ireland 2.27%
  Poland 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
ASUS 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
Medion 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
MSI 5.56%
Dell 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 4.55%
Sony VPCF119HX 4.55%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 4.55%
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LENOVO 439627U 4.55%

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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