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Should I remove DTS Sound?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,739
United States Rank #6,941
Reach 0.1453%
Installation trends (last 30 days)


1.01.3000 0.79%
1.01.2700 31.75%
1.01.1500 0.20%
1.01.1000 0.20%
1.00.0079 2.58%
1.00.0078 0.60%
1.00.0071 6.94%
1.00.0068 3.37%
1.00.0064 8.13%
1.00.0062 29.17%
1.00.0059 0.60%
1.00.0057 15.67%

DTS Sound

What is DTS Sound?  (from DTS)

With DTS Studio Sound, speakers can be tuned for peak performance and to accurately extract and place audio cues for a realistic and immersive surround experience. To provide a complete audio entertainment experience, post-processing and psychoacoustic techniques are implemented for bass and dialog enhancement and to d...  Read more


DTS Sound is a program developed by DTS. The most used version is 1.01.2700, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is dts_apo_service.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.63 MB (3,806,224 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of DTS Sound come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dts.com/professionals/sound-technologies/audio-processing/dts-studio-sound-for-connected-tvs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5A5BA3BD-630B-4707-A46C-788CF6A82AD9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DTS Sound

Program executable:dts_apo_service.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\dts_apo_service.exe
Additional files:
  • APO3GUI.exe - DTS Studio Sound (APO3GUI)
  • DeviceSupport.dll - APO Device Support LDL
  • Interop.SRS_APO2011_ControllerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SRS_APO2011_ControllerLib'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • dts_apo_service.exe runs as a service named 'DTS APO Service' (dts_apo_service) "Controls the DTS APO".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APO3GUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DTS Studio Sound' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe" /HIDEME.

How do I remove DTS Sound?

Quickly and completely remove DTS Sound from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DTS Sound from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DTS Sound, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DTS Sound.

Win 8 97%
Win 7 (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 96.83%
Windows 7 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 47.22%
Windows 8.1 43.25%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.98%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.39%
Windows 7 Professional 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.06%
  Italy 6.42%
  France 3.21%
  Canada 2.75%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Belgium 1.83%
  Australia 1.38%
  Mexico 1.38%
  Norway 0.92%
  Portugal 0.92%
  Japan 0.92%
  Spain 0.92%
  Ireland 0.92%


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