ctaudsvc.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" flags detailed in this document. It is yet unknown if ctaudsvc.exe is a virus or an ok program which doesn't cause harm the PC. Please be careful with it.
The default name and path where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 07ba6d17e66879018b30b6c3f976ebed.
This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful functions to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of modern PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the exe is Creative Audio Service.
File version stored as a property 188.8.131.52.
Publisher Creative Technology Ltd.
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2009. All rights reserved..
Some insecure functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
The digital certificate is missing from this program. The authors did not sign it. This is probably bad.
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.