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How common is it?
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United States Rank #7,225
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 244.26 days


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SoundFont Bank Manager

What is SoundFont Bank Manager?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

SoundFont Bank Manager is an application that gives you easy access and precise control over your SoundFont banks. With SoundFont Bank Manager you can load, replace or remove SoundFont banks onto your computer's memory, allocate or adjust the cache memory for SoundFont banks and audition all your SoundFont banks and pr...  Read more


SoundFont Bank Manager is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named sfbm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 3.04 MB (3,187,887 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 70% of users of SoundFont Bank Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\SFBM
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Estimated size: 3.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoundFont Bank Manager

Program executable:sfbm.exe
Name:SFBM Application
SFBM MFC Application for WinXP
Path:C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\SFBM\sfbm.exe
Additional files:
  • Rotxe.dll - Rotxe Dynamic Link Library (Resource Object Texture Extension Engine DLL)
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • Sfedt32.dll - Vienna SoundFont Studio (SoundFont® 2.x Edit Engine)
  • sfbm_lcl.dll - SFBM Local Resources
  • CTAbout.dll - Creative About Box
  • sfcvrt32.dll - sfcvrt32
  • AboutNTISDK.dll (by NewTech Infosystems) - NTI CD-Writing SDK Library (AboutNTISDK DLL)
  • AudCvrtu.dll - Audio Converter (Audio Converter DLL)
  • AudCvtu.exe - Audio Converter Application
  • AudFrmtu.dll - Audio Format Option DLL
  • CdrMmc32.dll (by NewTech Infosystems) - NTI CD-Writing SDK (CdrMmc32 DLL)
  • Cdrw32.dll - Cdrw32 DLL
  • CdrwEx32.dll - CdrwEx32 DLL
  • CdrwUpdu.exe - Creative CD Burner Drive Update (CD Burner Drive Update)
  • CMSRegOu.exe - CMSRegOW
  • CodcMgru.dll - Creative Codec Manager
  • CrBufEnu.dll - Circular Buffer Engine
  • CTAboutu.dll
  • CTAudCln.dll - Creative AudioCleanup (Creative Audio Cleanup)
  • CTBrnW2A.dll - Creative MediaSource (Burn CD Wrapper)
  • CTCDCovU.exe - Creative MediaSource Print CD Cover
  • CTCMSu.exe - Creative MediaSource 5 Player
  • CTDBEngu.dll - CTDBEng Dynamic Link Library (CTDBEng DLL)
  • CTDetctu.exe - Creative MediaSource Detector
  • CTDiagMgu.dll - CTDiagMg Dynamic Link Library (CTDiagMg DLL)
  • CTDRMRes.dll - Creative DRM UI Resource DLL
  • CTDRMUIu.dll - Creative DRM UI
  • CTEAXClu.dll - EAX Clone Module
  • CTEPImpu.exe - Creative External Playlist Import Application
  • CTHtmlu.dll - CTHtml
  • CTImprtU.exe - Creative Import Application
  • CTIniFu.dll - CTIniF
  • CTIntrfc.dll - CTIntrfc
  • CTIntrfu.dll
  • CTLogDBu.dll - CTLogDB Dynamic Link Library (CTLogDB)
  • CTMALitU.exe - Creative Music Analyzer Lite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CTCMSu.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CTPlayMusicFilesOnArrivalu' with the ProgID of 'CTAutoPLu.MusicFilesPlayer.1' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • sfbm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4B6AFAE-5683-465E-9847-DA8C2472F2A3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • CTDetctu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Creative Detector U' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\CTDetctu.exe" /R.

How do I remove SoundFont Bank Manager?

You can uninstall SoundFont Bank Manager 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 SoundFont Bank Manager, 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 SoundFont Bank Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.87%
Windows 10 11.59%
Windows XP 4.51%
Windows Vista 4.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.76%
Windows 7 Professional 19.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.37%
Windows 10 Pro 3.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.86%
  United Kingdom 7.65%
  Canada 4.22%
  Australia 1.94%
  Poland 1.48%
  Sweden 1.14%
  DK 1.14%
  Russia 1.03%
  Greece 1.03%
  Finland 0.91%
  Norway 0.68%
  Netherlands 0.68%
  Hungary 0.68%
  South Africa 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.82%
Intel 10.88%
Hewlett-Packard 10.88%
Acer 6.12%
Alienware 3.74%
ASUS 3.40%
American Megatrends 3.40%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS720 6.55%
ASUS All Series 5.68%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 4.37%
Dell XPS 8300 4.37%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 4.37%
Dell Dell XPS420 3.49%

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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