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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.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/ctxfihlp.exe.html 

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Average user rating of ctxfihlp.exe: based on 38 votes. Read also the 32 reviews.

  • 1964 users ask for this file. 27 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 6 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
Do not close or remove ctxfihlp.exe from startup, at least if you have front panel for your creative audio card. If you close ctxfihlp.exe, buttons of audio card at front panel stops working. Mikko
Added to the start menu after installing certain creative xFI drivers. Non-essential and can be disabled from the start up menu. Lucas
Creative Technologies X-Fi Hardware Link Plug-In CTxfiHLP - it allows front located audio plugs to work. I contacted Creative Labs directly via their online chat and the CSR confirmed that it was from them.  See also: Link Andy
Help program for creative soundblaster x-fi sound processor core. Not essential but also not harmful.  See also: Link Lucas

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