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Process name: CTXfiHlp MFC Application

Product: CTXfiHlp Application

Company: Creative Technology (creative.com)

File: ctxfihlp.exe


ctxfihlp.exe is installed as part of the drivers and software for the Creative audio devices. This provides the help functionality to troubleshoot the devices. It displays known issues and their possible solutions based on search queries; it also provides the link for online help if the proposed solution does not help solve the problem.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ctxfihlp.exe.html 

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Average user rating of ctxfihlp.exe: based on 31 votes. Read also the 28 reviews.

1379 users ask for this file. 21 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. One user rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about ctxfihlp.exe:
CTXfiHlp MFC Application  
Seems from Sound Blaster XFI  
creative xfi helper file  See also: Link   shaun
CTXFIHLP.EXE is neither a spyware or adware. Added by the installation of a Creative Labs X-Fi sound card. This particular process provides the help functionality for your card. Note: located in C:\%WINDIR%\System32 (XP/WinNT/2K)  See also: Link   Dritan
Its for creative help - google the file name. I think most gamers should remove it to free up a few meg of resources.   me
ctxfihlp.exe Runs when u install creative soundblaster xFI drivers   David H.
help file x-fi creative  
creative xfi / non-essential, can be disabled from startup   mike
Leave it alone unless you want more memory to run a Game. CTRL-ALT-DEL and then End Process by right clicking on the file in your task manager.   Glen
seems to be a Helper Program of Creative X-Fi, but X-FI uses CTHelper.exe ?!   Mattthias
Part of Creative SoundBlaster Drivers   Svlad Cjelli
Part of the Creative soundcard software. Always says (not active) on my system. Possibly safe to just remove it!  
for your soundcard  
it is a part of the sound blaster X- Fi   jay
windows needed to close some programme almost immediately after logon and sited this file as a problem. I then began to listen to some streaming audio and then PC crashed with blue screen. Subsequent bootup seemed OK.   Keith Dickson
Do not turn off ctxfihlp if you have an external control device like the one that comes with X-Fi Elite pro. The buttons/OSD/remote for it will NOT work without it.   Xelteckon
Needed for X-fi soundcard   chris
Part of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Drivers - If you don't have any Creative Sound Card you may kill this process  See also: Link   M0zArT
Like other said, used for Creative sound cards! Memory use: 2.9kb.   Fulanitok
SB Audigy2 too   MarcoV
Standard users need not disable this process. Do NOT disable this process if you are actively updating your software! If you are not actively updating your sound driver and need extra memory then it is safe to disable.  See also: Link   Lucas
Installed and added to autostart after installing the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD drivers.   Alexey
Symptom: It prevents you using new folder which is seen as empty  See also: Link   John Oh
As all are sying it is Creative related, I think I can add it is also for E-MU sound cards.   liftman
This is from Sound Blaster Drivers   EpTic
If you have a creative sound card with front console installed on your computer, DONT remove this. I didn't know why my front panel buttons and volume controls didn't work, it was because this was disabled. I enabled this and my front console started to work. Ctxfihlp.exe isn't "help file" for x-fi, it's a file needed for x-fi, not anykind of helping file for user.   Mikko
Creative needs to put manufacturer info so msconfig shows it proper instead of unknown. Not needed at startup.   Mike, Owner Complete PC
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVesrion\Run Thats where mine is located. Looks to be associated with Warcraft, but registers as unknown under manufacturer. I have disabled it with no ill effects.   J.R.Bob Dobbs

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