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What is ctaelicensing.exe?

Part of Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service by Creative Labs

What is it?

System Level Service Utility is part of the driver providing Windows support for Creative Sound Blaster Audio. It installs Creative Audio Console to control the user's audio device's settings.
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How does ctaelicensing.exe run?

Service - ctaelicensing.exe runs as a background Windows Service under the service name Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ctaelicensing.exe service running.Of the 0.5% of ctaelicensing.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\creative labs shared\service\ctaelicensing.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: ctaelicensing.exe
Publisher: Creative Labs
Name: Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service
Description: System Level Service Utility
Version: 2.80.012
Size: 77.5 KB

Service details

Name: Creative Audio Engine Licensing Service

Image hashes

MD5: c0ead9f8ab83d41ff07303c75589c2b8
SHA-1: de2d018e4d0beb9c70904b164f81490175bddb36
SHA-256: c89cac39bcd2fa2dcc56d7ee84ff66127bceccae400e119fe41bf4c4d769504b

PE image details

File packed: No
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