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Is CTsvcCDA.exe safe?

CTsvcCDA.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if CTsvcCDA.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

CTsvcCDA.exe file information

The process known as Creative Service for CDROM Access belongs to software Creative Service for CDROM Access or HijackThis by Creative Technology (www.creative.com).

Description: CTsvcCDA.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CTsvcCDA.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 44,032 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 46,080 bytes, 60,928 bytes or 95,235 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ctsvccda.exe.html 
The program is not visible. CTsvcCDA.exe is not a Windows system file. The CTsvcCDA.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with CTsvcCDA.exe, you may want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ HijackThis.

Recommended: Identify CTsvcCDA.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Creative Service for CDROM Access" is not required to run at start up. Resident program for Creative's PlayCenter included with Soundblaster Audigy sound cards - speeds up detection of some media CDs if the system doesn't natively support them. Available via Start → Programs

Important: Some malware disguises itself as CTsvcCDA.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CTsvcCDA.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

if its creative labs it is not dangerous and the ppl that have problems with their programs should delete the problem program and use something else ....duhhhhhh!!!
I had many problems with mine cursor, when I unplugged mine sound blaster, and this process starting with system, when i deleted all from Creative all back to normal.
for creative players
Uses 1,352k on Win XP Home startup. Seems tied to my Creative Zen Vision W mp3 player. Seems ok to shut it off after computer is started.
  Jonathan Melusky  
it used for the zen media players
CD-ROM service
cryptographic services
not necessary, but not harmful. and for the dude with enumeration issues with the extigy, enumeration is a combination of the driver files AND the hardware microchips talking to each other, so you may have a bad card.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CTsvcCDA.exe: based on 41 votes with 9 reviews.
33 users think CTsvcCDA.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think CTsvcCDA.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade CTsvcCDA.exe ("not sure about it").

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