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What does the CTCMSGo.exe file do?

The CTCMSGo.exe process is also known as Creative MediaSource Go and is a part of Creative MediaSource Go. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of CTCMSGo.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about CTCMSGo.exe Creative MediaSource Go

CTCMSGo.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CTCMSGo.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - usually C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Go\. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 131,072 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 135,168 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The CTCMSGo file is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 50% 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 CTCMSGo.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 CTCMSGo?

it is a system data to open the media sorce
The Creative Media Source GO! launcher. Will keep loading at startup if you don't change its options.
I can report another file variant with size 16897 and an MD5 of 127453FD02BA9AE6359B8E795B101CB9 which appears to be valid.
Ryan Upton
I have stopped it running at startup and eveything is OK

Summary: 3 users judge CTCMSGo.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Creative MediaSource Go

CTCMSGo.exe Creative MediaSource Go fix

To remove Creative MediaSource Go from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Creative MediaSource Go in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CTCMSGo.exe (Creative MediaSource Go) 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 MediaSource Go. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Creative MediaSource Go 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 CTCMSGo.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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