What is MtdAcqu.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MtdAcqu.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MtdAcqu.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MtdAcqu
MtdAcqu.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Metadata monitor belongs to software Creative MediaSource (version 5) or Metadata monitor by Creative Technology (

Description: MtdAcqu.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MtdAcqu.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\MediaSource5\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 278,528 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with MtdAcqu.exe, you may also look for help from the software company Creative, update to a possibly corrected version or remove the entire program Creative MediaSource 5 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify MtdAcqu.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MtdAcqu.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MtdAcqu.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Creative X-Fi Software
Gehört zu meinem Creative MediaSource Player oder Center
Diese Datei wurde von G data internet security warnend gemeldet bei Einbinden des Musik Ordners in Creative media source Biblothek
it is something do with my sound card drivers software
  Martin Busby  
it takes 100% of my resources (at times) and other times it does not, it is a part of Creative's Media 5 and is located in that directory I have no use for it but it does slow down my computer and makes it impossible to play games.

Summary: Average user rating of MtdAcqu.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think MtdAcqu.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MtdAcqu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MtdAcqu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MtdAcqu.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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