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Sound Blaster 5.1 VX


Sound Blaster 5.1 VX 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. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 16.05 MB (16,825,136 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 30% of users of Sound Blaster VX come from Germany, it is also popular in India and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\SB5.1 VX
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 16.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster 5.1 VX

  • P17RunE.dll - P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library
  • CtDvInst.dll - Creative Technology Limited CtDvInst (CtDvInst)
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • ResDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTMChWav.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTMCWavu.dll
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • OemSpiE.dll - Endpoint Enumeration Module
  • SpkSet.exe - Creative Speaker Settings
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTSysVol.exe - Creative Volume Control
  • SurMixer.exe - Creative Surround Mixer
  • ctzapxx.exe - Creative Audio Product (Creative Device Driver Installation Program)
  • instwdm.dll - Creative Device Driver Installer (WDM)
  • Setup.exe - Creative Device Driver Setup Program
  • AudCtr.exe - Creative Audio Center
  • p17Res.dll - P17 Driver Resources
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • OALInst.exe - OpenAL Installer
  • eax.dll - EAX Unified
  • Ahqrun.exe - AudioHQ (AudioHQ Plugins Launcher)
  • CTFXRES.DLL - AudioHQ CTFXU Plugins Resource DLL
  • AddCat.exe - AddCat (Installation of Catalog File)
  • CTNet.exe - CTNet
  • EAXSet.exe - EAX Settings

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CTSysVol.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CTSysVol' which loads as C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r.
  • P17RunE.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'P17RunE' which loads as RunDll32 P17RunE.dll,RunDLLEntry.

How do I remove Sound Blaster VX?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster VX 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 5.1 VX, 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 VX.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.19%
Windows 10 26.38%
Windows XP 8.59%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.09%
Windows 7 Professional 12.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.59%
Windows 10 Pro 6.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.43%
  India 15.53%
  Australia 9.32%
  United Kingdom 4.97%
  United States 4.35%
  Turkey 4.35%
  South Africa 3.73%
  Thailand 3.73%
  Netherlands 3.11%
  Greece 2.48%
  Japan 2.48%
  Singapore 1.86%
  Austria 1.86%
  Israel 1.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 21.79%
American Megatrends 10.26%
Dell 8.97%
ASUS 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard 7.69%
Acer 6.41%
Medion 3.85%
Sahara 3.85%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 5.88%
MSI MS-7592 3.53%
INTEL DG31PR 3.53%
ASUS All Series 3.53%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.53%
ECS G41T-M7 2.35%

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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