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Process name: Creative Media Source Detector

Product: Creative MediaSource Detector

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Creative Technology (creative.com)

File: CTDetect.exe


A background process that starts with Windows, the Creative Media Source Detector detects when removable media is inserted (primarily CDs or DVDs). It then automatically preloads necessary files into RAM for any installed Creative software in order to decrease start time. Additionally, it displays a window asking what you would like to do with the media. Headquartered in Singapore, Creative Technology was founded in 1981.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ctdetect.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of CTDetect.exe: based on 14 votes. Read also the 9 reviews.

  • 513 users ask for this file. 6 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. One user rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about CTDetect.exe:
Apparently a lot more that you idiots do God
i think it is an aplication that asks for access to the internet to find cd album information.
Used by Creative Zen Mp3 player as detector JC
Comes with Creative sound cards (CD-detect?) TKorho
As far as I know, it's just a detector for Creative MP3 players. You plug one in, this detects it. Liam
It gets installed onto your computer when you install something from Creative - ie your mp3 player.
something to do with creative mediasource k
Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard. Uses about 2.2 MB of memory. Disable it by heading to the MediaSource DVD Audio Player, selecting Tools, then uncheck the Auto Start box. It should not start up automatically again Glen Cassels
Auto-detect and play a DVD when using a Creative Soundblaster Audigy2 soundcard. Uses about 2.2 MB of memory. Disable it by heading to the MediaSource DVD Audio Player, selecting Tools, then uncheck the Auto Start box. It should not start up automatically again.  See also: Link roandr

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