it squawks about the Creative applet that starts when I boot, and shuts it down. I'm not sure what to make of that.
The EMET notifier is part of Microsoft's extended mitigation experience toolkit
. It's designed to detect exploitable and hack-vulnerable code on your system. Which is not the same thing as malware. It's just code that has the potential
to be compromised by something or somebody else.
It's probably complaining about CTLTask.exe
CTLTask.exe lets you ditz with your EAX effects on the soundcard. It's not
something you need to have running at startup (or probably any other time
) so I'd just disable it from autostarting with msconfig
or a similar utility. You can always launch it later if you ever do want to play with it.