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File: cthelper.exe
Name: CtHelper Application
Product: CtHelper Application
Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

It provides an interface for 3rd party programms to the drivers of creative soundcards.

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There were 1383 user requests for that file. 34 users classify it as harmless. 4 users classify it as not so dangerous. 8 users classify it as neutral. 5 users considered the file to be suspicious. 9 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete cthelper.exe. 8 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

Ratingshould be some stuff the soundblaster needs
Ratingdie leute die diese software geschrieben haben sollten mal angaben machen slagger
RatingBackground task that works as a plug-in manager for Creative drivers. It helps the third party manufacturers to produce drivers, add-on features, and fixes that will integrate with a tighter fit with Creative sound drivers and utilities. Ebula
RatingBackground task that works as a plug-in manager for Creative drivers. Sema4
RatingIt hogs all of the CPU. Search to see if its in a windows system folder. Ebula came up on my firewall
RatingAs it appears it is harmless, I have a seen a bug that uses this name with all cap letters running from the root directory. Normally this file allows for the third party effects and sound distribution over the creative labs soundblaster 24 bit sound systems. If you do not play games or record your own digital music. You should be able to kill this process without effecting your performance. Magus
RatingUsed by creative sound card Alex
Ratingit is only a waste of resoures zeek
Ratingit was using 99% of my CPU jason
Ratingis this thing supposed to be taking up 99% of my cpu useage? :/ deus
RatingThe only harm it has caused for me is somehow managing to use about 90% of my processors time.
Ratingnot sure if it causes problems but takes up the entirety of my cpu capacity davegb10
Ratingit's annoying
RatingNot normally dangerous, but sometimes can have a bad memory leak Matt
RatingThis file doesn't listen on any ports... so its not dangerous... It also doesn't appear to send out information. Mike Denzil
Ratinguses a hole friggen lot of memory amoo3
Ratinguses a hole friggen lot of cpu i ment sry amoo3
Ratingbackground process that hogs all the resources Keith
RatingUseful for sound card driver developement. Eats processing power though. No ill effects from ending process from the task manager if you want the cpu power back Mike
Ratingsoll von creativ produkten kommen hab diese anwendung auch und hab auch ne creativ sound karte. Juun
RatingMakes shutting down my OS realy hard (98 SE) - By always needs to endtask it Hoggy
RatingIts for the soundcard. SB-Live Creative Technology Ltd. filverion René M.
RatingChews CPU time KoW
RatingCapital letters. Can't kill the process. Use 1% of cpu P
RatingYes 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 in advance gaming or media Yjrampage
RatingFor some strange reason one of my development softwares (Windev) won't run while this file is memory. Nor will the setup files run for reinstall. Other than that, no ill effects. Responds fine to end task. Ben
RatingThis file is a real pain as it is always hogging memory up to 98% of available resources, seems to be particularly bad after running demo versions of new games software, ie : MOHPA MP demo. Dave T
Ratingthe size of mine is 292k in memory and is using no cpu blopnuts
RatingIt encounters an error in the start and my speakers don't work! I'm mad. Jerad
Ratingblockierte onlinebanking lila
RatingHersteller Creative Technology Ltd, wird für die Soundkarte SB-Live benötigt Sigi G
RatingPart of my sound card, but is it necessary? Rob
RatingGehört zur Creative Soundblaster Soundkarten Protheus
RatingSeems like it loads with a registry entry about WinDVD - doesnt sound good to me as it looks like Spyware Buck
Ratingcthelper.exe is present on the installation Audigy 2ZS CD-ROM from Creative and the file is present in 3 directories when installed C:\windows\system C:\Program files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Program\VxD\common and C:\Program files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Program\WDM\common and is connected to CtSpkHlp.dll What it does I have no idea but certainly is not dangerous or Creative wouldn't put it on their installation disk. Andy Jones
RatingPopup blocked ( - eBay - Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Comcast)
RatingIt helps with Sound Related Problems. Game Patches or Add-On's for Music Software might rely on this. But as far as i know (wich is probably not very far), nobody ever used this stuff. Chistian Voigt
Ratingcthelper.exe is installed with Creative Labs Soundblaster Devices. It's purpose is to aid 3rd party developers create plugins/software for the card. In this way it is a non-essential system process and can be removed from the task-bar/startup (run - msconfig). If you play games I would keep it enabled, pherhaps lower its priority. Michiel NL
RatingEating up between 70%-99% of my cpu, but i never noticed it before now after I was playing around with the sound settings. Chris
Ratingits for creative sound cards mo
RatingCreative Soundblaster App.
Ratingpart of drivers for creative soundblaster
RatingThere is spyware out there using this filename Jeff Hughes
RatingMine crashes during startup (illegal memory access) Andre
RatingSometimes hangs my system on startup (Approx 1 in 3 boots). My system W98-SE will often not shut down until I use the three fingered salute and kill this process John Cookson
RatingPtach für WinDVD von creative, aber NERVIG TRex2003
Ratingmine runs from system32 dir if it crashes it uses 99% cpu its a noise reduction app used by creative get an update driver
Ratingsoundcard crap not a threat
Ratingthis file deletes my bootup files and uses all my RAM memory. If i shut it down it will return the next time I start the pc. location C:/winnt/system32/cthelper.exe but i can't find it at that location. arjen
RatingXP firewall Blocked it, I'n not that up with th XP firewall, but wondering why it wants to block it, I have le3ft it blocked for now Charlieuk
Ratingvery dangerous
Ratingmy virus program is calling this file a trojan  link for more info Tommy
Rating Creative-Soundkarte (Zusammenarbeit mit Programmen von Drittanbietern)  link for more info SirMichi
RatingUsed by Creative Audigy. Has no adverse recording or listening effects when removed. mouse209
RatingI tried to install Creative Drivers for my PCMCIA and Trend said I had the Worm Sdbot.Aul and said it clean it, at Trend on the internet it said it downloads, CTHelper.exe  link for more info Steven
RatingIst in Ordner System32 unter Windows, braucht bei mir 1,2Mb. Jonnie
RatingCT Helper is in fact a tool to Enable Soundblaster Live and Audigy Cards to make use of the surround functions of WinDVD (a DVD Player Software from Intervideo). 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 dont need surround, you can disable it in the registry. Bjoern
Ratingtakes up 99 percent of cpu Scott
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