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Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma


Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. 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 software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 35.97 MB (37,718,604 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\instalaciones_software
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 35.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • Tactic3D.exe - Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) (Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel)
  • CTPPage.dll - Audio Property Page (Sound Blaster Properties)
  • CTProfile.dll - Profile dll
  • XenAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • XenAPO64.dll
  • Xenpld32.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • Xenpld64.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSetHID.dll
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • XenCFX32.dll - Creative Capture Audio Processing Object Module
  • XenCFX64.dll
  • XENDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • battlelog-web-plugins_2.1.7_115.exe
  • createfileassoc.exe
  • CTAPR2.exe - Audio Playback Redirection Engine
  • error_report.exe (by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH) - TeamSpeak 3 Client Error Reporter
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • package_inst.exe (by TeamSpeak Systems GmbH) - TeamSpeak 3 Package Installer
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • Razer_Nostromo_Driver_v2.00.exe (by Razer USA) - Razer Nostromo (Razer Nostromo Installer)
  • Saitek_Cyborg_Evo_Force_SD6_64.exe (by Saitek) - Saitek_Cyborg_Evo_Force_SD6_00000007_64_Drivers (Saitek SST (SD6)64bit Drivers webinstall)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Setup Program)
  • SkypeSetup.exe (by Skype Technologies) - Skype
  • ts3client_win64.exe - TeamSpeak 3 Client
  • Uninstall.exe
  • update.exe - TeamSpeak 3 Client Updater
  • XENcInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • XENDef.exe - SPI Restore Application
  • Xensetup.exe - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • XETSPI32.dll - WR THX SPI Device Enumeration Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Tactic3D.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BBCD4C12-4CC9-4B2B-86ED-0C56E45319C9}' (runs on registration).
  • ts3client_win64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{45DB5A00-4B19-421F-BFEE-A9731619FE95}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ts3client_win64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TeamSpeak 3 Client' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win64.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CTAPR2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTAPR2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Sigma\Sound Blaster Tactic(3D) Control Panel\CTAPR2.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma 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) Sigma, 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 Sigma.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.40%
Windows 10 33.60%
Windows XP 2.40%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.80%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 10 Pro 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.40%
Windows 8.1 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.51%
  Canada 10.87%
  Germany 9.42%
  Poland 7.97%
  Australia 2.90%
  France 2.90%
  Finland 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Japan 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Norway 2.17%
  Austria 1.45%
  Belgium 1.45%
  Chile 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.69%
ASUS 18.97%
Dell 12.07%
Lenovo 10.34%
Hewlett-Packard 8.62%
Alienware 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.05%
MSI MS-7751 4.05%
MSI MS-7640 2.70%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite P750 1.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.35%

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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