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Should I remove DTS Sound?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,045
United States Rank #921
Reach 0.7825%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.23 days
65.71 days >
Average installed length: 34.53 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.02.4600 0.02%
1.02.4500 0.11%
1.02.4100 6.56%
1.02.3600 0.12%
1.02.3300 0.25%
1.02.2800 0.20%
1.02.2700 0.57%
1.02.2400 0.06%
1.02.2300 0.01%
1.02.0800 0.19%
1.02.0700 0.02%
1.01.10000 0.02%
1.01.9500 1.14%
1.01.8800 3.98%
1.01.8700 0.46%
1.01.8500 0.51%
1.01.8000 0.34%
1.01.7900 1.57%
1.01.7200 0.19%
1.01.6700 8.84%
1.01.6600 0.88%
1.01.6500 1.51%
1.01.6200 0.23%
1.01.6100 5.33%
1.01.5700 4.07%
1.01.5500 0.77%
1.01.5100 0.01%
1.01.4700 0.10%
1.01.4500 0.01%
1.01.4400 0.01%
1.01.3900 3.84%
1.01.3400 0.02%
1.01.3000 0.66%
1.01.2900 0.01%
1.01.2700 36.51%
1.01.1500 0.01%
1.01.1000 0.01%
1.00.0090 0.01%
1.00.0079 1.77%
1.00.0078 0.31%
1.00.0071 1.90%
1.00.0068 1.12%
1.00.0064 2.49%
1.00.0062 9.01%
1.00.0059 0.21%
1.00.0057 4.06%

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

Overview

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 9 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 57% of users of DTS Sound come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom 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
Name:dts_apo_service
Path:C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\dts_apo_service.exe
MD5:46c3174139f85ffaece774c766e67aec
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'.
  • dts_apo_task.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • dts_apo_task.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dts_apo_service_task.
Service
  • dts_apo_service.exe runs as a service named 'DTS APO Service' (dts_apo_service) "Controls the DTS APO".
Startup File (User Run)
  • APO3GUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DTS_GUI' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe" /HIDEME.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APO3GUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DTS Sound' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe" /HIDEME.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dts_apo_service.exe
Memory:14.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000862846%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001695%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006934%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:122,919
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:158 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,045

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 96.89%
Windows 7 3.01%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 66.95%
Windows 10 Home 13.87%
Windows 8 6.96%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.65%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.64%
Windows 7 Professional 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.22%
  United Kingdom 9.55%
  France 3.54%
  Germany 3.49%
  Australia 3.00%
  Italy 2.81%
  Canada 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Spain 1.47%
  Mexico 1.30%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Portugal 1.08%
  Ireland 0.97%
  Austria 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.90%
Acer 0.03%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Dell 0.02%
ASUS 0.02%
Intel 0.01%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 17.42%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L50-B 6.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.71%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50-B 4.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 4.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55Dt-A 2.43%

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