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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ctaudsvc.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if ctaudsvc.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

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

Usually, this application is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is e94e2a73dd415849ccaeef50899fc486.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the full set of features of nowadays' computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Creative Audio Service

The description stored in the file is Creative Audio Service.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Creative Technology Ltd

Company Creative Technology Ltd.


 Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2013. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2006-2013. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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

Digitally signed


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

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.