What does the ctxfispi.exe file do?
The ctxfispi.exe process is also known as SPI (Creative X-Fi Module) and is a part of Creative Audio Product. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of ctxfispi.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ctxfispi.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ctxfispi.exe 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)
- ctxfispi.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ctxfispi.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ctxfispi.exe ctxfispi.exe
ctxfispi.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ctxfispi.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,212,928 bytes (42% of all these files), 842,240 bytes, 699,392 bytes, 730,112 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,213,440 bytes.
The ctxfispi file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A ctxfispi.exe file has a 16% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 1,212,928 bytes (33% of all these files), 966,144 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,268,224 bytes. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 ctxfispi.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 ctxfispi?
|sound card drivers crap. |
|It is a program used for the XiFi Sound Card interface |
|Made for Creative X-Fi Soundcards, if disabled with Elite Pro Cards Radio COntroll doesnt work. |
|Helper program that handles the knobs on the X-Fi break out panels |
|It's installed with X-FI software. I've read that it autodetects headphones. If you really want it gone, boot into safe mode, go to windows/system32 and delete it. It can't load if it doesn't exist. |
Summary: 13 users judge ctxfispi.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. source: file.net
How to uninstall Creative Audio Product
To remove ctxfispi.exe 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 Product in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ctxfispi.exe (ctxfispi.exe) 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 ctxfispi.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ctxfispi.exe 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 ctxfispi.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.