Creative Software AutoUpdate Creative Software AutoUpdate

A guide to uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate from your computer

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate for Windows. It was created for Windows by Creative Technology Limited. Further information on Creative Technology Limited can be seen here. The application is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for removing Creative Software AutoUpdate is RunDll32. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. AutoUpdate.exe is the Creative Software AutoUpdate's main executable file and it takes about 1.50 MB (1571088 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are contained in Creative Software AutoUpdate. They occupy 3.09 MB (3236360 bytes) on disk.

  • AutoUpdate.exe (1.50 MB)
  • AutoUpdateA.exe (1.50 MB)
  • CTSURun.exe (92.00 KB)

This info is about Creative Software AutoUpdate version 1.41 alone. You can find below info on other application versions of Creative Software AutoUpdate:

Some files and registry entries are usually left behind when you remove Creative Software AutoUpdate.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\App_AutoUpdate.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\App_AutoUpdate48.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdate.bff
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdateA.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\AutoUpdateRes.crl
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\config.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\Creative Software AutoUpdate.lnk
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTCRC.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTPID.ocx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTSUEng.ocx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTSURun.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\CTXMLPsr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\history.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\HookWnd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\howSUworks.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\howSUworksCt.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update\ocx.css
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_Creative_Shared Files_Software Update_AutoUpdate_exe

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Creative Software AutoUpdate
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Creative Software AutoUpdate

How to erase Creative Software AutoUpdate from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Creative Software AutoUpdate is a program released by Creative Technology Limited. Some people try to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because removing this by hand requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK approach to erase Creative Software AutoUpdate is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to take care of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Creative Software AutoUpdate or simply activate the Search field and type in "Creative Software AutoUpdate". If it exists on your system the Creative Software AutoUpdate program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Creative Software AutoUpdate in the list of applications, the following information about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Creative Software AutoUpdate, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Creative Software AutoUpdate.
Uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate

8. After uninstalling Creative Software AutoUpdate, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Creative Software AutoUpdate which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Creative Software AutoUpdate with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate by Creative Technology Limited from your PC, we are not saying that Creative Software AutoUpdate by Creative Technology Limited is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:51:57.827