not sure if it causes problems but takes up the entirety of my cpu capacity davegb10 it's annoying Not normally dangerous, but sometimes can have a bad memory leak Matt This just download the Dll.exe file from the link and put it in C:\WINDOWS\System See also: Link IdontThinkItsSoImportant Update your audio drivers if you're experiencing problems with this file. If I kill the process, Firefox works again. More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
Micro$oft does hate opensource, and OO.o is Opensource... dbenno Creative Labs Soundblaster module - uses 0% cpu when not accessed. Lags my computer. An older driver set I didn't install, Microsoft did.
No ill effects from ending process from the task manager if you want the cpu power back Mike Makes shutting down my OS realy hard (98 SE) - By always needs It is required for plug-ins for your soundblaster card. Could be a culprit behind some BSoD. DANGER!
Reproduction in part or whole without written permission is prohibited. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling It should be considered part of the drivers and left alone. Could be a culprit behind some BSoD.
If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! I thought Windows Task Manager could disable any file? CW buscrew 17:56 10 Jul 04 Try this click here it tells you all you need to know, and rates start up programmes regarding their usefulness. Uncle fox Software installed by the Creative soundcard driver It is part of Creative files for the Audigy series of soundcards.
You should be able to kill this process without effecting your performance. Mario It's harmless, but used over 4mb of RAM. To help you analyze the CtHelper.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such M3Beanie EAX does not need this file to work, I'm not sure if games require it, but for 95% of users ditch it and gain 5megs of memory.
awesome knowledge man. If you enable 4 Speaker mode in Creative Surround Mixer, you wont be able to use 4 Speaker Surround Mode in WinDVD unless you're running CTHelper.exe. If you enable 4 Speaker mode in Creative Surround Mixer, you wont be able to use 4 Speaker Surround Mode in WinDVD unless you're running CTHelper.exe. mine never seems to use any cpu whatsoever.
It's up to you to figure out which one it is. I have it blocked from internet but leave it running in processes. Dave T the size of mine is 292k in memory and is using no cpu blopnuts It encounters an error in the start and my speakers don't work! Surfernaut Is part of Sound Blaster Driver Hipolito Gonzalez Creative soundcard helper process.
If you dont need surround, you can disable it in the registry. All Rights Reserved. it is not system essential but will disable 3rd party plugins for the creative labs devices.
An older driver set I didn't install, Microsoft did. Zap The reason i became aware of this file is because at every startup the Dr Watson Post Mortem Debugger is launched by it, i.e. Chris its for creative sound cards mo Creative Soundblaster App. See also: Link LinuxPusher I know it monitors when you plug in headphones.
Use 1% of cpu P Yes it is part of Creative Snd Blaster; should only take up 0-1%of CPU usage(otherwise u have other issues); not essential unless u' use 5.1+ sound Unfortunately, as with many other Creative background tasks, there are often problems with CTHELPER. Uncheck it in safe mode and reboot. may case Clicking Sound ever 1min.
All other processes eventually ground to a halt. Rob V Creative Soundblaster, Audigy, Audigy 2, ZS background driver. Troggster can be disabled without any apparent effect. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file.
If CtHelper.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. You will not find it.
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