What does the ctxfispi.exe file do?
The ctxfispi.exe process is also known as SPI 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. (Windows XP)
- 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. The file ctxfispi.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 717,312 bytes (19% of all these files), 729,600 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual For this reason, 55% 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 36% 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 (28% of all these files), 729,600 bytes, 966,144 bytes, 716,800 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,268,224 bytes. This ctxfispi.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer.
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. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Creative Audio Product in the list of available programs.
- 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.