What does the CTAudSvc.exe file do?
The CTAudSvc.exe process is also known as Creative Audio Service and is a part of Creative Audio Service or, as the case may be, Dolby Digital Live Pack. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of CTAudSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Creative Audio service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Creative Audio service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- CTAudSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CTAudSvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CTAudSvc.exe Creative Audio service
CTAudSvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file CTAudSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 307,200 bytes (47% of all these files), 286,720 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It is the service "CTAudSvcService".
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. CTAudSvc.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CTAudSvc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about CTAudSvc?
|Creative Audio Manager |
|ctaudsvc.exe is part of Creative Audio Service installed by the drivers for Creative X-FI sound cards. It search for updates. Can be disabled. |
|Creative Audio service.sounds doesnt work if you diasable |
Summary: One user judges CTAudSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Creative Audio Service or Dolby Digital Live Pack
To remove Creative Audio service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Creative Audio Service or Dolby Digital Live Pack in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if CTAudSvc.exe (Creative Audio service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Creative Audio service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Creative Audio service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CTAudSvc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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