What is VolPanlu.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 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 8/7/XP are 241,789 bytes (27% 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 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with VolPanlu.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Lautstärkefenster or Volume Panel.

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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
zusätzliche Lautstärkeregler der Soundsoftware im Task neben der Uhr
  Dietmar H.  
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
Creative Volume Panel, bei Instalation hinzugekommen
Nach Schließen von Volpanlu.exe sank die Netzwerkauslastung von 12,5% (von 100Mbit/s) auf ~0,5%
Bei Prozessbeendigung der VolPanlu.exe im Task-Manager sank die Rechnerlast von 90% auf Normalwerte (Workstation 2xXeon CPU, 48GB RAM). Das SoundBlaster-Tool ist alt und flüssiger als Wasser (überflüssig).

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of VolPanlu.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think VolPanlu.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. One user is 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 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 VolPanlu.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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