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12% remove it88% keep it
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Average installed length: 1.50 days


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Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras

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

Powered by the revolutionary Sound Core3D™ quad-core Sound and Voice processor, this breakthrough USB audio enhancer delivers powerful gaming audio to your console or PC. With hardware-accelerated THX® TruStudio Pro™ and Dolby® Digital decoding it transforms even basic stereo sound into exhilarating 3D surround audio o...  Read more


Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. 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 21 files. The installed file AutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 60% of users of Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras

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:
  • AutoUpdate.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate
  • AutoUpdateA.exe
  • CTSUApp.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager
  • CTSUAppu.exe
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • CTJckCfg.exe - Creative Jack Configuration
  • SBRcni.exe - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • MEptDef.exe - Creative Default Endpoint
  • InstHlp.exe - Creative Install Helper
  • setup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • CTAudSvc.exe - Creative Audio Service
  • CtHdaS64.EXE - Creative Audio Product (Creative High Definition Audio Service)
  • CtHdaSvc.EXE
  • ALchemy.exe - Creative ALchemy
  • CTSched.exe - Creative CTSched (Creative Scheduler)
  • oalinst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • CTRegSvr.exe - CTRegSvr
  • CTSURun.exe - CTSURun
  • CtClsIns64.exe - Creative class filter driver install/uninstall application (64-bit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
  • AutoUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3C59B60-3DA8-41FA-AFA0-8E5E157201A2}' (runs on registration).
  • CTSUApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA918D15-4C07-4806-94AD-40968E711ECA}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • CTAudSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CTAudSvcService' (CTAudSvcService).
  • CtHdaSvc.EXE runs as a service named 'SB Recon3D Service' (CtHdaSvc).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AutoUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Creative Software Update' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdate.exe" /Silent.
  • CTSched.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CreativeTaskScheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe" /logon.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • CTSURun.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'CTSU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTSURun.exe".
  • AutoUpdate.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'CTAutoUpdate' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdate.exe" /RunFromInstaller.
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:1.33 MB

How do I remove Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras 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 Extras, 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 Extras.

Win 10 53%
Win 7 1%
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 52.89%
Windows 7 47.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.50%
Windows 10 Home 19.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.06%
Windows 8.1 10.41%
Windows 10 Pro 8.75%
Windows 7 Professional 6.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.80%
  Canada 5.75%
  Australia 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  France 2.76%
  Germany 2.67%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  New Zealand 1.33%
  Italy 1.29%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Singapore 1.01%
  Spain 0.97%
  Norway 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 94.50%
Acer 2.37%
ASUS 1.37%
Hewlett-Packard 0.69%
Dell 0.38%
Medion 0.23%
Common models
Alienware M14xR2 27.99%
Alienware M17xR4 23.82%
Alienware M18xR2 6.62%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 6.13%
Alienware Alienware Area-... 6.06%
Alienware Alienware 17 R2 5.50%

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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