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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 20.00% 20.00% 20.00% 40.00%

DW Spectrum


DW Spectrum is a program developed by Digital Watchdog. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 12.51 MB (13,122,107 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dwcc.tv/product_dvrs/dvrs_main.asp?id=106
Installation folder: C:\DWSpectrum\
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe /i {9C74CA7F-FC78-47F1-8460-F633F9174138}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DW Spectrum

  • quicksyncdecoder1.dll - quicksyncdecoder (${quicksyncdecoder.name})
  • DW Spectrum Launcher.exe - applauncher (Digital Watchdog Launcher)
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avdevice-54.dll
  • avfilter-2.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • DW Spectrum.exe - client (Digital Watchdog DW Spectrum Client)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libmp3lame-0.dll
  • libogg-0.dll
  • libvorbis-0.dll
  • libvorbisenc-2.dll
  • mediaproxy.exe - mediaproxy (Digital Watchdog Media Proxy)
  • OpenAL32.dll
  • Qt5Concurrent.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Gui.dll
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • sigar.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • swscale-2.dll
  • traytool.exe - traytool (DW Spectrum Tray Assistant)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mediaproxy.exe runs as a service named 'Digital Watchdog Media Proxy' (digitalwatchdogMediaProxy) "Digital Watchdog Media Proxy".

How do I remove DW Spectrum?

Quickly and completely remove DW Spectrum from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DW Spectrum 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 DW Spectrum, 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 DW Spectrum.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6-2220t 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 790 25.00%
ASUSTeK M51A 25.00%
HP EliteBook 8470p 25.00%


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