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What does the cthelper.exe file do?

The cthelper.exe process is also known as CtHelper Application or, as the case may be, CtHelper MFC Application and is a part of CtHelper Application. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of cthelper.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 cthelper.exe CtHelper Application

cthelper.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Cthelper.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 24,576 bytes (37% of all these files), 19,456 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This cthelper.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This cthelper.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Cthelper.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 54% 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 cthelper.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 cthelper?

should be some stuff the soundblaster needs
Background task that works as a plug-in manager for Creative drivers. It helps the third party manufacturers to produce drivers, add-on features, and fixes that will integrate with a tighter fit with Creative sound drivers and utilities.
Ebula
Hogging up my CPU last night. Very Annoying. Couldn't use my machine. Windows XP Professional. (further information...)
M3Beanie

Summary: 77 users judge cthelper.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 15 users consider it harmless. However, 13 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 23 users have already deleted cthelper.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall CtHelper Application

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To remove CtHelper Application 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 CtHelper Application in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if cthelper.exe (CtHelper Application) 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 CtHelper Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CtHelper Application 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 cthelper.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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