What does the ctsvccda.exe file do?
The ctsvccda.exe process is also known as Creative Service for CDROM Access and is a part of Creative Service for CDROM Access. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of ctsvccda.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Creative service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Creative 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)
- ctsvccda.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ctsvccda.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ctsvccda.exe Creative service
ctsvccda.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ctsvccda.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 44,032 bytes (99% of all these files), 46,080 bytes or, as the case may be, 60,928 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This ctsvccda.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The ctsvccda file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 51% 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 ctsvccda.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 ctsvccda?
|Resident program for Creative's (further information...) |
|cd erkennung |
|if its creative labs it is not dangerous and the ppl that have problems with their programs should delete the problem program and use something else ....duhhhhhh!!! (further information...) |
Summary: 33 users judge ctsvccda.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted ctsvccda.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Creative Service for CDROM Access
To remove Creative service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Creative Service for CDROM Access in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ctsvccda.exe (Creative 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 service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Creative 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 ctsvccda.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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