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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ctaudsvc.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if ctaudsvc.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path

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

Usually, the default filename and directory where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 9d85caa293d827271aa49d741bbbc076.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full power of nowadays' computer CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Creative Audio Service

The description present in the program is Creative Audio Service.

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Creative Technology Ltd

Producer Creative Technology Ltd.


 Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2011. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2011. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


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

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.