Creative Software AutoUpdate Creative Software AutoUpdate

A way to uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate from your PC

This page contains complete information on how to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate for Windows. It was coded for Windows by Creative Technology Limited. You can read more on Creative Technology Limited or check for application updates here. Creative Software AutoUpdate is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update directory, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. The full command line for uninstalling Creative Software AutoUpdate is RunDll32. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. Creative Software AutoUpdate's main file takes about 420.87 KB (430968 bytes) and is named AutoUpdate.exe.

Creative Software AutoUpdate installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 933.71 KB (956120 bytes) on disk.

  • AutoUpdate.exe (420.87 KB)
  • AutoUpdateA.exe (420.84 KB)
  • CTSURun.exe (92.00 KB)

This info is about Creative Software AutoUpdate version 1.40 only. You can find below info on other application versions of Creative Software AutoUpdate:

When planning to uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Software Update

The files below are left behind on your disk by Creative Software AutoUpdate when you uninstall it:
  • 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

Usually the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Creative Tech\Creative Software AutoUpdate
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Creative Software AutoUpdate

How to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Creative Software AutoUpdate is a program marketed by the software company Creative Technology Limited. Sometimes, people try to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because doing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE solution to erase Creative Software AutoUpdate is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed 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 application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Creative Software AutoUpdate in the list of programs, some data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Creative Software AutoUpdate, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Creative Software AutoUpdate.
Uninstall Creative Software AutoUpdate

8. After removing Creative Software AutoUpdate, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Creative Software AutoUpdate that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Creative Software AutoUpdate using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate by Creative Technology Limited from your PC, nor are we saying that Creative Software AutoUpdate by Creative Technology Limited is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Creative Software AutoUpdate in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:59:31.863