What is sbusbdll.dll?

Sbusbdll.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if sbusbdll.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Sbusbdll.dll file information

The process known as Sound Blaster USB Audio AudCtrl Module belongs to software Sound Blaster USB Audio AudCtrl Module by Creative Technology (

Description: Sbusbdll.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sbusbdll.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 128,000 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 64,000 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The sbusbdll.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Wrong Side Of Town
Essential thing if you want to work with Creative Audigy 2 NX or Creative Live USB 24bit External USB card
  Andrew   (further information)
PC keeps messaging that the file is missing even though Creative is not installed en a remnant of ik is deleted via Ccleaner in the startup tab. Strange..
  Frank Höppener  

Summary: Average user rating of sbusbdll.dll: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user thinks sbusbdll.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade sbusbdll.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving sbusbdll issues

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