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What is ctsched.exe?

Part of Creative CTSched by Creative Technology Ltd

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How does ctsched.exe run?

Process - ctsched.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ctsched.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does ctsched.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ctsched.exe is registered with the run identifier 'CreativeTaskScheduler' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe" /logon' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the ctsched.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of ctsched.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ctsched.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     920 KB RAM4.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         7 GDI objects4.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\creative\shared files\ctsched.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: ctsched.exe
Name: Creative CTSched
Description: Creative Scheduler
Product version:
Size: 52.09 KB
Original file name: CTSched.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000028560%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000028560%
User CPU: 0%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,655,390,685
CPU cycle count /min: 354,032
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 32.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 32.47 MB
Paged memory: 920 KB
Peak paged memory: 920 KB
Paged system memory: 62.56 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.73 KB
Working set memory: 1.99 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.67 MB
Min working set memory: 1.87 MB
Private memory: 920 KB
Page faults: 789
Page faults /min: 1
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 7
USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 19
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe" /logon

Startup files (user) run details

Name: CreativeTaskScheduler
Command: "C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe" /logon

Image hashes

MD5: ada26465d52a50a34cdbc5b785035ee6
SHA-1: edcf8e8704e92bc5defe02df39b6a726ed920c08
SHA-256: e93b8e90743ec71e74a976cff1828eb581cfcdb1f6018ae390d6610e10da881d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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