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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,222
United States Rank #35,094
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1.02.01 15.69%
1.01.02 56.86%
1.01.01 25.49%
1.00.02 1.96%

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Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR


Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.01.02, 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 21 files and is usually about 44.73 MB (46,903,301 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster EVO\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2FD797FD-1349-4E60-824C-CFECA680FFF0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 44.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR

  • KSAIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • KSAIM64.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
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBEVO.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBEVO.resources.dll
  • SBTGamma.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • JDetect.exe - Jack Detection Module
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • index.exe - Index

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)
  • SBEVO.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster EVO\Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel\SBEVO.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR?

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Or, you can uninstall Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sound Blaster EVO Zx/ZxR, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 EVO Zx/ZxR.

Win 8 63%
Win 7 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 62.75%
Windows 7 37.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.61%
Windows 10 Pro 15.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.73%
Windows 8.1 13.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 10 Home 7.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.21%
  Sweden 7.94%
  Germany 4.76%
  Singapore 3.17%
  Norway 3.17%
  Greece 3.17%
  Austria 3.17%
  Turkey 3.17%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Latvia 1.59%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Mexico 1.59%
  Japan 1.59%
  Spain 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Acer 13.04%
MSI 8.70%
Samsung 8.70%
Sony 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
Alienware 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.53%
Acer Aspire 3750 2.94%
MSI MS-7816 2.94%
Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 2.94%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.94%

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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