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Creative Audio Service by Creative Technology Ltd

Remove CTAudSvc.exe


ctaudsvc.exe has 11 known versions, the most recent one is It is started as a Windows Service called 'Creative Audio Service' with the name 'CTAudSvcService'. The average file size is about 300.86 KB. The programs Dolby Digital Live Pack, DTS Connect Pack and Sound Blaster Recon3Di Extras have been observed as installing specific variations of ctaudsvc.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0001% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.55 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 5 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 2.09 KB per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is ctaudsvc.exe?

Creative Audio Service is part of the driver providing Windows support for Creative Sound Blaster Audio. It installs Creative Audio Console to control the user's audio device's settings.


File name:ctaudsvc.exe
Publisher:Creative Technology Ltd
Product name:Creative Audio Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\creative\shared files\ctaudsvc.exe
Windows Service
Service name:CTAudSvcService
Display name:Creative Audio Service

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Creative Audio Service.)
Creative Technology Ltd
7% remove
Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect enables you to enjoy audio from your PC or game console through your home theater. It encodes (in real-time) the PC's multi-channel audio into a Dolby Digital or DTS ...
Creative Technology Ltd
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Experience high-quality surround sound from your PC through your home theater with Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect. It encodes your PC's multi-channel audio into a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream an...
Creative Technology Ltd
5% remove
Creative Technology Ltd
5% remove
Creative Technology Ltd
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Powered by the revolutionary Sound Core3D™ quad-core Sound and Voice processor, this breakthrough USB audio enhancer delivers powerful gaming audio to your console or PC. With hardware-accelerated THX...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of ctaudsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'CTAudSvcService' (Creative Audio Service)
  • CTAudSvcService

VersionsAll file variations of ctaudsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
69c3cb6884ec0403cdcca6a1c28ff9af 8b8b79b4b661157a110ee18daa1b2b0862d1aaf3 413.5 KB
cc37de63e5454cb129e833f6f7000fd8 a78c5faf2d6ee55f42bb4bd7073a3b3672e15ec2 288 KB
23fafea66da630ce81ee6adda20f8a60 9a331292eb2dc4e369de50741a290b2731b03f9a 288 KB
1b8194450eb013cb6e79ce5503d1b0b5 9a9ffb189360853134689d1e33c28ce41503ac7b 280 KB
5ce3d0e1d1b3832ee052cfc442eee0fa a7c090ec5833f9e23272875d7489b5c11caa9128 280 KB
cacb67bc2e73894ecbcbc4ead2f02456 44bb1219b9ba7d9dc6f1df60aaf0d110bd078498 280 KB
3138e9e2b8a3ebf420612d3279717398 838b62bc243518c46e18386557530cfbf0376b3e 280 KB
65f2ff1cedb89d537aa6768ecdaf408a 7f823cf9de4a79855a99d93d91b4c4668d6b29f9 300 KB
07ba6d17e66879018b30b6c3f976ebed 6639570915b6a494a11391511ba8e5f484a84a2c 300 KB
24b0b8d3cbb46ed5f16551974ae8d222 60247ebc4647dbfca61ac4b3da07ea3ca80ff995 300 KB
69cdba2b9c397e349a04fa70dd9170a2 1351edc5442c46ccb7ac8d9f5a2008db4f8e4b81 300 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8 Pro 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 8.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.57%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.57%
Windows Vista Business 1.79%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 39.29% of Creative Audio Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 37.84%
Hewlett-Packard 16.22%
ASUS 10.81%
Toshiba 10.81%
Acer 8.11%
Alienware 5.41%
MSI 5.41%
Samsung 2.70%
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