What is CTCMSGo.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CTCMSGo.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CTCMSGo.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CTCMSGo
CTCMSGo.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Creative MediaSource Go belongs to software Creative MediaSource Go by Creative Technology (

Description: CTCMSGo.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CTCMSGo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Go\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (63% of all occurrences) or 131,072 bytes. 
The CTCMSGo.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CTCMSGo.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CTCMSGo.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it is a system data to open the media sorce
The Creative Media Source GO! launcher. Will keep loading at startup if you don't change its options.
I can report another file variant with size 16897 and an MD5 of 127453FD02BA9AE6359B8E795B101CB9 which appears to be valid.
  Ryan Upton  
I have stopped it running at startup and eveything is OK

Summary: Average user rating of CTCMSGo.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think CTCMSGo.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving CTCMSGo issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CTCMSGo. 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 Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CTCMSGo.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 as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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