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Sound Blaster X-Fi

What is Sound Blaster X-Fi?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro turns your PC or notebook into a 5.1 entertainment system, featuring THX TruStudio Pro technology. Easy to install, it replaces low quality on-board audio with high quality connectivity options and remote control. A convenient volume control knob, headphone and microphone inputs for ...  Read more


Sound Blaster X-Fi is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 164 files and is usually about 163.23 MB (171,157,567 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 66% of users of Sound Blaster X-Fi come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\FILECO~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{20288
Estimated size: 163.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster X-Fi

  • MFInfo.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • CTWave.exe - Creative WaveStudio
  • Ws32res.dll
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • t3aim32.exe
  • t3aim64.exe
  • CTAPO32.dll - Creative Audio Processing Object Module
  • CTAPO64.dll
  • MFInfou.dll
  • ACEffect.dll - Creative Audio Creation Mode console
  • ACMgr.dll
  • ACMixer.dll
  • ACRec.dll
  • ACSource.dll
  • ctppld.dll - Creative Property Page Loader Module
  • ModeAC.dll
  • CTXMLPsr.dll - Creative Technology Ltd XML Parser (Creative XML Parser Engine File)
  • CTXMLPsu.dll
  • CTMCPlugIn.ocx - CTMCPlugin ActiveX Control Module
  • inres.dll - Creative Technology Limited inRes (inRes)
  • SBMCPlugin.ocx - Sound Blaster Media Center Plugin
  • CTSetPPg.dll - Creative Settings Property Page
  • CTDRMRes.dll - DLL do recurso Creative DRM UI
  • t3RDefE.exe - Command Router Restore Utility
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTxfiBtn.dll - CTXFIBTN Dynamic Link Library (CTXFIBTN DLL)
  • CtxfiSpk.dll - Ctxfispk Dynamic Link Library
  • VienaEg1.dll - VienaEg1 Dynamic Link Library (VienaEg1 DLL)
  • FmtQuryu.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • RestEng.dll - RestEng Dynamic Link Library (Restore Defaults Engine DLL)
  • AddCat.exe - Creative Daisy Chain System (Installation of Catalog File)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTtele32.dll - Creative Common Proxy Stud (Creative Common PS Module)
  • Rotxe.dll - Rotxe Dynamic Link Library (Resource Object Texture Extension Engine DLL)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • NmdPlayu.dll - Nomad Playback Component
  • t3apstp.exe - Creative Self-Extracting
  • 3DMidi.exe - Creative 3D MIDI Player
  • CTHlpr.dll - Creative Software Sales (Creative State Helper)
  • EffcMgru.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • RESDEF.EXE - SPI Restore Application
  • SF32.EXE - Creative Technology Ltd (Driver Setup Tool)
  • SF64.EXE
  • Sfedt32.dll - Vienna SoundFont Studio (SoundFont® 2.x Edit Engine)
  • SmartRec.exe - Creative Smart Recorder
  • Vienna.exe - Vienna SoundFont Studio 2.4
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • ac3api.dll - Creative Audio Product (Creative AC3 API Module)
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • ct_oal.dll - Creative OpenAL Driver
  • Ct20xspi.dll - SPI Proxy/Stub
  • ctasio.dll - Creative ASIO Driver
  • CTAudCS.dll - Creative Audio Console
  • CTAudCS.exe - Creative Audio Console Launcher
  • CTAudCSV.dll
  • ctdcres.dll - Creative Audio Device Control Resource Module
  • ctdproxy.dll - Creative Audio Driver Proxy
  • CTEMUPIA.dll - Creative FX Plug-in Strings
  • ctosuser.dll - Creative OS Services Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTWave.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{405A1076-A51F-42DE-84E2-27C7D0A8AF92}' (runs on registration).
  • CTAudCS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1EBCB0E-85FF-4ADB-ABAA-0FCE7721592B}' (runs on registration).
  • ConsoLCu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA9A7B10-1D74-49DC-9669-56C829C5D470}' (runs on registration).
  • 3DMidi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33DA943D-4D0F-44AC-90C5-464E406BC04C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VolPanlu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CTSMode.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CTSMode' and executes as C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\AutoMode Switcher\CTSMode.exe /trayicon /nt.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster X-Fi?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster X-Fi 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 X-Fi, 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 X-Fi.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.96%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows XP 1.38%
Windows Vista 1.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.98%
Windows 7 Professional 17.66%
Windows 10 Pro 6.35%
Windows 10 Home 5.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.53%
  Germany 5.62%
  United Kingdom 4.60%
  France 3.92%
  Canada 3.07%
  Australia 1.25%
  Japan 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Italy 1.14%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Finland 0.80%
  Spain 0.74%
  DK 0.74%
  Austria 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 54.94%
Hewlett-Packard 17.53%
Alienware 5.32%
Acer 2.99%
ASUS 2.21%
Intel 1.69%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 23.95%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 6.94%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.35%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 4.22%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 4.08%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.67%

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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