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Program info

Estimated safety rating


sbz.exe is a program which is probably legit. So, if sbz.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Sound Blaster Z-Series\Sound Blaster Z-Series Control Panel\SBZ.exe

This program is normally stored on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Sound Blaster Z-Series\Sound Blaster Z-Series Control Panel\SBZ.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is c6187854ffdb7b45831be4372754f301.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full power of current PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Sound Blaster Control Panel

The description present in the file is Sound Blaster Control Panel.

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Creative Technology Ltd

Maker Creative Technology Ltd.


 Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2011-2014. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Copyright (c) Creative Technology Ltd., 2011-2014. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


sbz.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.

Starts with windows


This program starts at your PC's startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


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