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Should I remove THX TruStudio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,740
United States Rank #3,161
Reach 0.1464%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.34 days
511.47 days >
Average installed length: 268.74 days


TAMB-AUS1D-2-LB R04 6.27%
1.03.01 30.05%
1.03.00 4.30%
1.00.01 51.72%
1.0 7.66%

Other programs by Creative Technology Ltd

THX TruStudio


THX TruStudio is a program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most used version is 1.00.01, 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 12 files and is usually about 4.55 MB (4,772,475 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 56% of users of THX TruStudio come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Help link: www.creative.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\THX TruStudio
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 4.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by THX TruStudio

  • APOIM32.exe - Creative Audio Processing Object Interface Module (Self installation)
  • APOIM64.exe
  • HWAboutU.DLL - Creative Dialog Skin Engine About Box
  • CTSUSDKu.dll - Creative Software AutoUpdate Plugin (CTSUSDK)
  • CTLoadRs.dll - CTLoadRs Dynamic Link Library
  • CTSUAppu.exe - Creative Software AutoUpdate (Creative Software AutoUpdate Manager)
  • HookWndU.dll - Creative Dialog Skin Engine
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • CTSetAPO.dll
  • THXAudNB.exe - THXAudioNB
  • THXAudNB.resources.dll
  • THXLgcy.dll - THXLegacy

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CTSUAppu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9EB8847-EBD3-4A90-8E71-B00AE245BF77}' (runs on registration).
  • THXAudNB.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2480C415-9CAE-432E-BB84-AFD7594D7AD0}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • THXAudNB.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named THX TruStudio Starten.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • THXAudNB.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'THX TruStudio NB Settings' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\THX TruStudio\THXNBSet\THXAudNB.exe" /r.

How do I remove THX TruStudio?

You can uninstall THX TruStudio 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 THX TruStudio, 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 THX TruStudio.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
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 87.30%
Windows 10 12.53%
Windows Vista 0.14%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.13%
Windows 7 Professional 12.54%
Windows 10 Home 5.07%
Windows 10 Pro 1.98%
Windows 8 Pro 1.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.01%
  Germany 6.96%
  France 5.03%
  Australia 4.04%
  Canada 3.96%
  United Kingdom 2.25%
  Italy 2.14%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Sweden 1.42%
  Poland 0.94%
  Taiwan 0.86%
  Finland 0.80%
  Norway 0.75%
  Brazil 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 83.64%
Acer 8.67%
Hewlett-Packard 4.34%
Dell 2.58%
Samsung 0.33%
Sony 0.11%
Alienware 0.11%
Common models
ASUSTeK G74Sx 51.85%
ASUSTeK G73Sw 17.97%
ASUSTeK G73Jw 10.06%
ASUSTeK G53SX 7.28%
ASUSTeK G53SW 4.56%
ASUSTeK G53JW 4.07%

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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