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Sound Blaster Tactic3D

What is Sound Blaster Tactic3D?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Experience the evolution of 3D gaming audio with the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha gaming headset. Acoustically optimized 40mm drivers combine with THX® TruStudio Pro™ technology to transform everyday audio into a mind-blowing cinematic experience. Touchscreen software and Tactic Profiles allow you to save and share y...  Read more


Sound Blaster Tactic3D 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. 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 Tactic3D.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 37.46 MB (39,280,088 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of Sound Blaster Tactic3D come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D)
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E
Estimated size: 37.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Tactic3D

Program executable:Tactic3D.exe
Name:Sound Blaster Tactic(3D)
Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel\Tactic3D.exe
Additional files:
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • XenCFX32.dll - Creative Capture Audio Processing Object Module
  • XenCFX64.dll
  • UHSAFX32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • UHSAFX64.dll
  • UHSAPO32.dll
  • UHSAPO64.dll
  • XenAPO32.dll
  • XenAPO64.dll
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • UHScInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • UHSpld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • UHSpld64.dll
  • UHSSPI32.dll - WR THX SPI Device Enumeration Module
  • XENcInst.dll
  • Xenpld32.dll
  • Xenpld64.dll
  • XETSPI32.dll
  • UHSDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • XENDefE.exe
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • Tactic3D.exe - Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) (Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel)
  • UHSDef.exe - SPI Restore Application
  • UHSsetup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • XENDef.exe
  • Xensetup.exe
  • CTHKCMD.dll - Sound Blaster Tactic3D (CTHotKeyCommand)
  • CTHKSvr.exe - HotKey Detector
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • Setup.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Setup Program)
  • CTPPage.dll - Audio Property Page (Sound Blaster Properties)
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • CTProfile.dll - Profile dll
  • CTSetHID.dll
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Tactic3D.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECEAF777-638E-4ED5-B52A-0CC6B6C64094}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Tactic3D.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sound Blaster Tactic3D Control Panel.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Tactic3D.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster Tactic3D Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D)\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel\Tactic3D.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Tactic3D?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Tactic3D 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 Tactic(3D), 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 Tactic3D.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
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 7 56.01%
Windows 10 42.64%
Windows Vista 0.97%
Windows XP 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.25%
Windows 10 Home 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 8.1 8.91%
Windows 10 Pro 7.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.54%
  Germany 16.73%
  Sweden 7.65%
  Finland 7.30%
  DK 5.16%
  United Kingdom 5.16%
  Canada 4.27%
  Norway 3.56%
  Poland 3.02%
  Australia 2.31%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Austria 1.42%
  Spain 1.25%
  Turkey 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.85%
Acer 16.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.85%
Dell 9.95%
Alienware 5.21%
Lenovo 4.27%
Medion 4.27%
MSI 3.32%
Intel 2.84%
Apple 1.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.17%
MSI MS-7751 4.79%
MSI MS-7821 4.19%
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 2.40%
MSI MS-7817 2.40%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.80%

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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