What is CTPdeSrv.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 CTPdeSrv.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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CTPdeSrv.exe file information

The process known as Personal Media Storage Server belongs to software NOMAD Jukebox by Creative Technology (

Description: CTPdeSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CTPdeSrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 200,704 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 188,416 bytes or 147,456 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. CTPdeSrv.exe is not a Windows core file. The CTPdeSrv.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CTPdeSrv.exe. Therefore, you should check the CTPdeSrv.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 installs with nomads
Slows down computer, takes up to 99% of processor power, associated with Creative MP3 Players.
  Jon Biddle  
It takes almost all off my prosessor, 80-99 % need help
located in a JB2Driver folder in C drive
It is the driver used to talk to Creative Nomad MP3 players
  Joe Kleinwaechter   (further information)
It's a legit file, but tends to eat up CPU, and makes my PC freeze.
Devours CPU/HD for no apparent reason (i.e. runs when it wants to, as a process, of its own accord!)... comes with Creative MP3 players but seems to be a total waste of space, so waste no time in removing it if you can.
  jamez bass  

Summary: Average user rating of CTPdeSrv.exe: based on 4 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks CTPdeSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks CTPdeSrv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade CTPdeSrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CTPdeSrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CTPdeSrv. 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 CTPdeSrv.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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