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9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,862
United States Rank #10,153
Reach 0.0319%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.62 days
371.83 days >
Average installed length: 195.37 days


1.04.02 21.34%
1.04.01 12.10%
1.04.00 1.27%
1.00.00 4.62%
1.0 60.67%

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Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2

What is Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB solution provides premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio. For gamers, the EAX® ADVANCED HD 4.0, with its state-of-the-art Multi-Environment rendering and reverb modelling, delivers a much more realistic and immersive 3D gaming experien...  Read more


Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2 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 main program executable is sbcsl.exe. The software installer includes 88 files and is usually about 44.29 MB (46,437,709 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 48% of users of Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Estimated size: 44.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2

Program executable:sbcsl.exe
Name:Sound Blaster Console
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\sound blaster x-fi mb 2\sound blaster console\sbcsl.exe
Additional files:
  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • MFInfou.dll - Creative Media File Information Module (DLL to get media file information)
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTAttrib.dll - Creative Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMCWavu.dll - CTMChWav Dynamic Link Library (CTMChWav DLL)
  • CTDBEngu.dll - CTDBEng Dynamic Link Library (CTDBEng DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • DevHlpr.dll - Device Identification Helper
  • FmtQuryu.dll - Creative Format Query Module
  • VDJPlayu.dll - Creative VDJ Playback System
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • EffcMgru.dll - Creative Effect Manager
  • WndTrnsU.dll - WindowTransition Module (WindowTransition DLL)
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • AuDMgr.dll - Creative Music Server (Audio Device Manager)
  • CTPQMgr.dll - Playback Queue Manager
  • CtrlSrcu.dll - Creative Theme Engine (Creative Theme Engine RTX Base Control DLL)
  • CTThemeu.dll - Creative Theme Engine DLL
  • ITLibCr.dll - iTune Library Plugin
  • ITLibRC.dll - iTunes Library RC Plugin
  • ITLibUI.dll - iTunes Library Plugin
  • MSUI.DLL - Music Server User Interface
  • MSvrMgr.dll - Creative Music Server Manager
  • MusicSvr.exe
  • MyCompCr.dll - My Computer Plugin
  • MyCompRC.dll - My Computer RC Plugin
  • MyCompUI.dll
  • MyPlsCr.dll - My Playlist Lbrary Core Plugin
  • MyPlsRC.dll - My Playlist Library RC Plugin
  • MyPlsUI.dll - My Playlist Library Plugin
  • PopUpMu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Popup Menu plug-in
  • RCMain.dll - Remote Control Service
  • SBCsl.dll - Sound Blaster Console
  • ThmResu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Theme Resources DLL
  • VolPanlu.exe - Creative Volume Panel
  • WiSetupW.dll
  • WizCPLu.dll - Creative Theme Engine Wizard Control Panel Framework DLL
  • WMLibCr.dll - Windows Media Library Plugin
  • WMLibRC.dll - Windows Media Library RC Plugin
  • WMLibUI.dll
  • PlxLoadu.dll - Creative Plex Loader
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTActMgr.exe - Activation Manager (Software License Activation Manager)
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTSPB.dll - Creative Module
  • CTVisAud.dll - Creative Engine (Creative Vista Audio Engine)
  • CTSetAPO.dll
  • THXLgcy.dll - THXLegacy
  • CTIntrfu.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTRegSvu.exe - CTRegSvr
  • THXAudio.exe - THXAudio

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
  • APOIM64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B8E1E16-15DB-4F73-A0BD-57DA6AB24EFA}' (runs on registration).
  • CTActMgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6126823-AFED-4B27-B21D-DCD62AF9774A}' (runs on registration).
  • THXAudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13563BE9-749D-40F5-AD58-EA68837CEAB6}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • THXAudio.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'THX Audio Control Panel' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\THX TruStudio Pro\THXAudioCP\THXAudio.exe" /r.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • THXAudio.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'THX Audio Control Panel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2\THXAudioCP\THXAudio.exe" /r.
  • 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 Go Pro\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /r.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003230630%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012970%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019337%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,436,246
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.25 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster X-Fi MB 2 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 MB 2, 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 MB 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 78.98%
Windows 10 21.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.28%
Windows 7 Professional 20.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.14%
Windows 10 Pro 4.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.94%
Windows 8 Pro 3.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.52%
  United Kingdom 6.96%
  Germany 5.49%
  Canada 4.42%
  France 3.48%
  Australia 2.28%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Turkey 1.34%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%
  Japan 1.20%
  Italy 1.20%
  Norway 1.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 36.96%
Acer 26.09%
Hewlett-Packard 10.33%
Dell 7.07%
Alienware 1.63%
Toshiba 1.09%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Common models
Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla 15.85%
CLEVO P370EM 15.85%
MSI MS-7737 14.63%
ASUSTeK CG8890 3.66%
MSI MS-7681 3.66%
Notebook P570WM 2.44%

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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