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8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,458
United States Rank #4,293
Reach 0.0893%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.76 days
52.01 days >
Average installed length: 27.33 days


1.04.02 0.80%
1.04.01 0.23%
1.04.00 0.17%
1.03.28 0.06%
1.03.24 0.40%
1.03.22 0.06%
1.03.19 2.90%
1.03.16 1.02%
1.03.12 0.28%
1.03.11 3.01%
1.03.02 0.17%
1.03.00 5.97%
1.02.02 0.80%
1.01.11 0.68%
1.01.09 3.58%
1.01.07 2.95%
1.01.05 0.63%
1.01.03 0.23%
1.01.02 2.90%
1.01.00 3.92%
1.00.19 2.73%
1.00.17 1.36%
1.00.15 11.25%
1.00.14 1.88%
1.00.13 2.39%
1.00.08 38.58%
1.00.06 3.58%
1.00.05 3.52%
1.00.03 3.98%

Other programs by Creative Technology Ltd

Sound Blaster Recon3Di

What is Sound Blaster Recon3Di?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Sound Core3D is a high performance Sound and Voice processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice technologies. The quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor offloads THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates and drastically s...  Read more


Sound Blaster Recon3Di is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.00.08, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named SBRcni.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 31 MB (32,509,244 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 59% of users of Sound Blaster Recon3Di come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DBF859C2-5EA1-4744-9444-AD415C777CAE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Recon3Di

Program executable:SBRcni.exe
Name:Sound Blaster Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\Sound Blaster Recon3Di Control Panel\SBRcni.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
  • CTHPLD32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • CTHPLD64.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)
  • CTJckCfg.exe - Creative Jack Configuration
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBRcni.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBRcni.resources.dll
  • SBTBlue.dll
  • CtEpDef32.exe - Creative Default Endpoint
  • CTHMLX32.dll - Creative APO Shell Module
  • CTHMLX64.dll
  • MEptDef.exe
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • InstHlp.exe - Creative Install Helper
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CtHdaC64.DLL - Creative Audio Product (Creative Audio Control Interface)
  • CtHdaCtl.DLL
  • CtHdAs64.DLL - Creative Sound Blaster ASIO Interface
  • CtHdaS64.EXE - Creative High Definition Audio Service
  • CtHdAsio.DLL
  • CtHdaSvc.EXE
  • CtHSvc64.EXE
  • CTSUUtil.dll - Creative Utility (Creative Software Update Utility)
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • HKDetect.dll
  • AddMCat.exe - AddCat

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SBRcni.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • CtHdaSvc.EXE runs as a service named 'SB Recon3D Service' (CtHdaSvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBRcni.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Recon3Di Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\Sound Blaster Recon3Di Control Panel\SBRcni.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.31 MB
21.09 MB average
70 average
Memory:22.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0005216106%
Kernel CPU:0.00016010%
User CPU:0.00036151%
Memory:6.39 MB
User CPU:0.00003848%

How do I remove Sound Blaster Recon3Di?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Recon3Di 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 Recon3Di, 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 Recon3Di.

Win 10 54%
Win 7 1%
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 53.63%
Windows 7 46.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.72%
Windows 10 Home 18.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.87%
Windows 8.1 10.47%
Windows 10 Pro 8.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.32%
  Canada 5.72%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  Australia 3.73%
  Germany 2.75%
  France 2.75%
  New Zealand 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Italy 1.29%
  Mexico 1.11%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Spain 1.02%
  Singapore 1.02%
  Norway 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 94.40%
Acer 2.43%
ASUS 1.47%
Hewlett-Packard 0.66%
Dell 0.37%
Medion 0.22%
Common models
Alienware M14xR2 28.09%
Alienware M17xR4 24.33%
Alienware M18xR2 6.72%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 5.98%
Alienware Alienware Area-... 5.85%
Alienware Alienware 15 5.38%

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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