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Process name: ctagent

Product: soundcard software

Company: Creative Technology

File: ctagent.dll

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This DLL is a module that is part of the soundcard software for products from Creative Labs. It is used by many products as Creative is one of the most popular soundcard makers. NewsGroup http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ctagent.dll.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of ctagent.dll: based on 71 votes. Read also the 37 reviews.

  • 10385 users ask for this file. 53 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous.

All comments about ctagent.dll:
Creative Labs Soundcard Component thunda
Creative Labs Soundcard Component
Appears to be Creative Technologies related. (Sound)
Creative esel
monitors keyboard input (per PestPatrol program)
Allows for active third party driver and effect additions to the creative labs soundblaster series sound cards. You may disable this feature, but you will lose the 24 bit sound features of the soundblaster, as well as EAX sound in games. Magus
Creative Labs Soundcard Component  See also: Link Rodrigo Maciel
Creative Labs Datei
? error- A keylogger according to PestPatrol program but no info at site  See also: Link Graceful
got installed with my creative audigy2 soundboard.. i'm sure its pretty safe Lucifer
Creative Labs Sound Driver Technology flying_above
SB Live driver Gismo
Was installed with Creative Audigy 2 Soundcard Drivers+Software CD, seems to monitor input but should be harmless. Jon
Seems safe
Allows for active third party driver and effect additions to the creative labs soundblaster series sound cards. You may disable this feature, but you will lose the 24 bit sound features of the soundblaster, as well as EAX sound in games.  See also: Link kcinick
Creative Labs Audigy 2 component
Soundblaster EAX Dudley
Creative Labs Sound card componant. Seams safe, came with my soundblaster card install Scotty
Creative Technologies is an ad firm. "Creative Labs" are the good ol' sound card guys. In windows explorer, right click on the title bar, more, company. then wipe the f'ers out! Mad Duck - CNA, MCSE, Sec+
Creative Labs software. Came preinstalled on my Dell Jim C.
Seems safe, but my firewall picked it up as an outbound keylogger. Denying access resulted in a lockup when trying to install drivers from CD; downloaded drivers did not have this issue. Dreamstalker
I quarantined this and my sound drivers are still working fine. I don't see why my sound blaster would need a keylogger. I think that Creative Technologies is not the same as Creative Labs. Ben
Yeah, it comes with creative sound card [I'm sure] Rarehunter
Creative Labs X-Fi component Brandon
SB Live driver Akral
Mad Duck's comment that Creative Technologies is an ad firm is incorrect. To confirm go to www.creative.com and click support, knowledge base, and then search for ctagent, and you'll see they list it as one of their files, AND show you that their full corporate name is Creative Technology Ltd. Clay Patrick
In North America, Creative Technologies Is Creative Labs Avatar
File is installed with soundblaster (audigy zs) drivers Rusty
Look at Creative's web page and you will see it say Creative Technologies Ltd. So it seems to be the same company as the sound card manufacturer. Ben
use the link and paste it over the one you're getting an error with.  See also: Link Rob
Creative Sound card compoenent Abdul Wahed El Gariani
A part of the sound card software/drivers casemods
Comes with Creative Soundcard Drivers/Software. Odd that it's rated SOO high though. More than likely, just leave it alone though. SAFE
part of Creative Labs software Django
Seems to monitor for the volume up/down buttons being pressed on a multimedia keyboard AB
Its part of Creative Soundcard Driver, needed for better compatibility with some apps i use. Haci Muro
Creative Soundcard related file, harmless. So if you wanna risk sound troubles i suggest you let it run ;) Juksefantomet

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