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5% remove it95% keep it
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1.02.03 5.47%
1.01.26 15.81%
1.01.19 15.05%
1.01.17 5.78%
1.01.14 1.52%
1.01.11 13.98%
1.01.10 0.30%
1.01.07 0.91%
1.01.05 0.15%
1.00.31 5.93%
1.00.29 3.19%
1.00.23 10.64%
1.00.22 5.02%
1.00.21 1.37%
1.00.20 0.15%
1.00.14 0.15%
1.00.12 6.53%
1.00.09 0.61%
1.00.07 7.45%

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Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

What is Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Enjoy an audio experience that's just not possible with basic motherboard audio. Sound Blaster Audigy SE features high-quality audio that dramatically improves MP3 music listening, support for EAX® ADVANCED HD™ 3.0 effects that make PC games come alive and multichannel 5.1 or 7.1 sound for immersive surround sound in m...  Read more


Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.01.26, 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 SBRnPCIe.exe. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 27.34 MB (28,672,058 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 63% of users of Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3FB8CA16-969F-453E-9C68-6B7E99472143}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

Program executable:SBRnPCIe.exe
Name:Sound Blaster Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe Control Panel\SBRnPCIe.exe
Additional files:
  • CTHRFX32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • CTHRFX64.dll
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • ctDco32.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • ctDco64.dll
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTMFPlay.dll - Creative Media Playback Engine
  • 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)
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBRnPCIe.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBRnPCIe.resources.dll
  • SBTBlue.dll
  • SBTRed.dll
  • CtEpDef32.exe - Creative Default Endpoint
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CtHdaC64.DLL - Creative Audio Product (Creative Audio Control Interface)
  • CtHdaCtl.DLL
  • CtHdaS64.EXE - Creative High Definition Audio Service
  • CtHdaSvc.EXE
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • HKDetect.dll
  • AddMCat.exe - AddCat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
  • SBRnPCIe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A93E8292-5A56-40EB-B30C-79176C7550F9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SBRnPCIe.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBRnPCIe.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe SBX Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe\Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe Control Panel v2\SBRnPCIe.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe 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 Recon3D PCIe, 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 Recon3D PCIe.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
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 55.78%
Windows 10 43.62%
Windows Vista 0.46%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.37%
Windows 10 Pro 8.97%
Windows 8 Pro 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.29%
  Germany 9.42%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  Canada 4.65%
  Australia 2.86%
  Italy 1.43%
  France 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Austria 0.95%
  Japan 0.72%
  Sweden 0.72%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Finland 0.60%
  Ireland 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.06%
Hewlett-Packard 7.42%
Acer 7.10%
ASUS 5.81%
Alienware 5.48%
Intel 1.94%
MSI 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.32%
Common models
Dell XPS 8700 25.15%
Dell XPS 8500 9.20%
ASUS All Series 8.59%
Alienware Aurora-R4 5.21%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 3.99%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 1.84%

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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