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What does the CTZDetec.exe file do?

The CTZDetec.exe process is also known as Detector and is a part of Detector or, as the case may be, The Print Shop (Version 21). This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of CTZDetec.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 CTZDetec.exe Detector

CTZDetec.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file CTZDetec.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 401,408 bytes (69% of all these files), 98,304 bytes or, as the case may be, 368,640 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. CTZDetec.exe is capable of record keystrokes. 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 CTZDetec.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 CTZDetec?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Detector or The Print Shop

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To remove Detector 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 Detector or The Print Shop in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CTZDetec.exe (Detector) 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 Detector. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Detector 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 CTZDetec.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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