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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe

The default name and path where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 07ba6d17e66879018b30b6c3f976ebed.

Is running as a service


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.

Is a 32 bit executable file


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.

File description

 Creative Audio Service

The description extracted from the exe is Creative Audio Service.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Creative Technology Ltd

Publisher Creative Technology Ltd.


 Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2009. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2009. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


The digital certificate is missing from this program. The authors did not sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.