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Windows 7: Anyone know what 'ctmwatch.dll' is for?

22 Feb 2011   #1
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Anyone know what 'ctmwatch.dll' is for?

It shows in 'msconfig' startup, also verbage shows 'startctmasteronoffwatch' and manufacturer is 'unknown'.

Thanks.


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22 Feb 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Expand the Command tab in the msconfig startup tab and see what it says.
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22 Feb 2011   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

You might want to do a full scan with Malwarebytes or MSE to be sure you don't have a virus/malware.

You could d/l Process Explorer and see if there are any unknown programs running....

Process Explorer

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Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
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22 Feb 2011   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I agree with the recommendation of Borg 386. CT Master appears to be a Mod for WOW (World of Warcraft) but that dll isn't found in search results.
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22 Feb 2011   #5
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

It resides in 'c:\windows\system32' and is also in a file called 'Win64log.ini' along with 'CTAudEp.dll'.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 - shows nothing
Avira Premium Suite 2010 - shows nothing


I think I had WOW demo on here a few months ago to show the kid.

Could be from Creative Labs software.
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22 Feb 2011   #6
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

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ctaudep.dll is used by 'Audio Endpoint Selection'.This is an application created by 'Creative Technology Ltd'.
If you want, it looks like you can just disable it at startup and see if it has any adverse effects.

Another item you can run is Norton Power Eraser and see if that finds anything.

http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.asp?lcid=1033

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Because the Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect these threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. You should use this tool very carefully, and only after you have exhausted other options.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone!!
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23 Feb 2011   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Glad it's sorted. You might keep an eye on your system processes for a bit though, just to be sure.....
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 Anyone know what 'ctmwatch.dll' is for?




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