What is CTSyncU.exe?

The genuine CTSyncU.exe file is a software component of Creative Sync Manager by Creative Technology.
“CTSyncU.exe” is a main executable in Windows operating systems for Creative Sync Manager by Creative Technology Ltd. The file manages the synchronization of music tracks from a selective device to the PC. It transfers files from products like an mp3 player to the PC automatically. It is Unicode format, which means that the file uses a multi-national encoding process to enhance PC compatibility and work with various systems and platforms internationally. Creative Technology Ltd. began in 1981 as a computer repair business, which is where an onboard memory card for Apple II was developed. The company later evolved into creating customized computers with enhanced sound capabilities, which led to their successful creation of sound cards. Today, they provide a wide variety of entertainment products, including advanced sound systems, innovative sound cards, headsets, and more.

CtSyncU stands for Creative Sync Unicode

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 CTSyncU.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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CTSyncU.exe file information

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

The process known as Sync Manager or Creative Sync Manager belongs to software Creative Sync Manager by unknown.

Description: CTSyncU.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CTSyncU.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 700,416 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 868,352 bytes, 851,968 bytes, 692,224 bytes or 843,776 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CTSyncU.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CTSyncU.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

Creative Media Player program. i got it from installing the software from my Zen V Puls MP3 Player. it matches the info on your player to your PC. if u didnt put creative software on, then it might not be this.
ctsyncu.exe belongs to Creative Sync Manager - synchronizes music tracks on your computer with your player

Summary: Average user rating of CTSyncU.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks CTSyncU.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving CTSyncU issues

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