What is VolPanlu.exe?

The genuine VolPanlu.exe file is a software component of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi by Creative Technology.
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi is an audio chipset developed by Creative Technologies. VolPanlu.exe runs the volume panel interface. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi was a line of PCI (peripheral component interconnect) sound cards that catered to a variety of customers, from home users to professional musicians. The X-Fi offered a much better sample rate conversion (SRC) engine than its predecessors. The sound card arrived with a host of software features that offered enhancements, environmental effects, digital surround sound and more. Creative Technologies is a Singaporean company that designs and manufactures audio and video boards used in computers and personal electronics. The company was founded on July 1st, 1981 by Sim Wong Hoo and Ng Kai Wa as a simple repair shop. Creative went on to become one of the most recognized names in the computer audio industry, developing its line of Sound Blaster audio cards and creating a standard for computer audio interfaces. Creative is currently headquartered in Jurong East, Singapore.

VolPanlU stands for Volume Panel User Interface

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 VolPanlu.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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VolPanlu.exe file information

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

The process known as VolPanlu.exe belongs to software Creative Volume Panel by Creative Technology (

Description: VolPanlu.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VolPanlu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 241,789 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 237,693 bytes and 10 more variants. 
VolPanlu.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with VolPanlu.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramVolume Panel or Lautst√§rkefenster.

Recommended: Identify VolPanlu.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VolPanlu.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VolPanlu.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 labs software...not sure if its thing's for sure it doesnt function correctly
creative volume control pour xfi usb card ... but he spend 99% processor when all process sleep? I just went install it a fresh install of windows and xfi card , no virus , malware .. infection. I have scan with malwaresbyte and mcaffee enterprise and kaspersky thanks in advance.
You can use this for faster access to your creative soundcard-settings.
It happens when you start windows without the Creative external USB sound unit connected
It was cuseing memmory problems with my pc... I deleted its file in the sound blaster file but backed it up in another file in cause problems arise... So far every things running smoothly
  josiah sander  
I got it as soon as I got an external sound card
Volume Panel for Creative 5.1 SoundBlaster program, It's basically a round dial for volume, which Is always turned up to 100% and I use my surround unit for volume control. This showed up after I installed the S.B. program.
Volpanlu is what shows the volume on the taskbar, it also opens up the complete menu for soundblaster, graphic equalizer, bass expander, etc. It is not a virus unless you do not have a soundblaster sound card.
  David Westhoff  

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Summary: Average user rating of VolPanlu.exe: based on 11 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think VolPanlu.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 4 users don't grade VolPanlu.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving VolPanlu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VolPanlu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the VolPanlu.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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