How to remove an CTDetect error
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CTDetect.exe file information
The process known as Creative MediaSource Detector belongs to software Creative MediaSource Detector or Creative MediaSource or mindchimes or Mastering Edition by Creative Technology (www.creative.com).
Description: CTDetect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder (normally C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 102,400 bytes (86% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes, 90,112 bytes or 94,208 bytes.
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Creative MediaSource or Mastering Edition using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify CTDetect.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "CTDVDDet" is not required to run at start up. Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard. Uses about 2.2 MB of memory. Disable it by heading to the MediaSource DVD Audio Player, selecting Tools, then uncheck the Auto Start box. It should not start up automatically again
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CTDetect.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CTDetect.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.
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