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Should I remove Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,946
United States Rank #15,895
Reach 0.0083%


1.00.19 25.61%
1.00.18 12.80%
1.00.14 22.56%
1.00.13 7.32%
1.00.11 10.98%
1.00.09 10.37%
1.00.03 1.83%
1.00.01 8.54%

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Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5


Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 1.00.19, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 74.07 MB (77,668,803 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
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: 74.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • CTGetPdt.dll - CTGetPdt Dynamic Link Library
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTMFSess.dll - CTMFSess Dynamic Link Library
  • SndCrUSB.DLL - Creative KS SoundCore Module
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • SBTZetaB.dll - Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • SBTZetaC.dll
  • SBTZetaG.dll
  • SBTZetaP.dll
  • SBTZetaR.dll
  • SBTZetaY.dll
  • SBXFIMB5.exe
  • SBXFIMB5.resources.dll
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • MalLgcy.dll - Malcolm Legacy
  • HKDetect.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SBXFIMB5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBXFIMB5.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5\Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5\SBXFIMB5.exe" /r.

How do I remove Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5?

You can uninstall Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 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 MB5, 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 MB5.

Win 10 98%
Win 7 (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.17%
Windows 7 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.93%
Windows 10 Pro 29.27%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.71%
Windows 7 Professional 1.83%
Windows 10 Education 1.22%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.09%
  Germany 10.64%
  Australia 2.98%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Italy 2.55%
  Singapore 1.70%
  Austria 1.70%
  United Kingdom 1.70%
  France 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%
  DK 0.85%
  Canada 0.85%
  Hong Kong 0.43%
  Belgium 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 55.93%
Alienware 27.12%
Medion 16.95%
Common models
Acer Predator G6-710 11.88%
Alienware Alienware 13 R2 10.00%
Notebook P65_P67RGR... 8.75%
Acer Predator G3-710 8.13%
Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 5 8.13%
Notebook P7xxDM(-G)... 5.63%

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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