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Should I remove Dolby Advanced Audio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #576
United States Rank #937
Reach 1.3646%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.18 days
182.18 days >
Average installed length: 95.72 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.2.8000.17 32.30%
7.2.8000.16 17.13%
7.2.8000.14 0.01%
7.2.8000.13 10.31%
7.2.7000.11 9.32%
7.2.7000.7 19.10%
7.2.7000.4 11.85%

Dolby Advanced Audio v2

What is Dolby Advanced Audio?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2 is a suite of audio technologies that enables a PC to deliver a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound experience over its built-in speakers. It also adds clarity to sound from headphones. Laptops make great portable entertainment devices—except for the sound. Experience a new dimension in PC s...  Read more

Overview

Dolby Advanced Audio v2 is a program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. The most used version is 7.2.8000.17, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is DolbyBlue.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 12.92 MB (13,548,054 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 35% of users of Dolby Advanced Audio come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/pc/dolby-advanced-audio-v2.html
Installation folder: C:\Dolby PCEE4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B9E70C7A-9F85-4A39-A4A3-BFA3C3BF7613}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Advanced Audio v2

Program executable:DolbyBlue.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{B9E70C7A-9F85-4A39-A4A3-BFA3C3BF7613}\DolbyBlue.exe
MD5:0a628c50424f0b3e2a11e6b730ae6de4
Additional files:
  • pcee4.exe - Dolby Profile Selector
  • pcee4l.exe - Dolby Profile Launcher
  • pcee4e.exe - Dolby Profile Editor
  • pcee4c.dll - Dolby.Pcee.Common
  • Dolby.Interop.dll - Dolby.Interop
  • pcee4d.exe - Dolby Demo

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pcee4l.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3C8F398-95F4-4F45-93CF-D7200144841E}' (runs on registration).
  • pcee4d.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28898C1C-799E-4CC0-A9CB-AC6FE868C90B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dolby Advanced Audio' and executes as "C:\Dolby PCEE4\pcee4.exe" -autostart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dolby Advanced Audio v2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dolby Advanced Audio v2\pcee4.exe" -autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pcee4.exe
Memory:38.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071870866%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00300195%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00418514%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Dolby Advanced Audio?

Quickly and completely remove Dolby Advanced Audio v2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dolby Advanced Audio 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 Dolby Advanced Audio v2, 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 Dolby Advanced Audio.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#576

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.11%
Windows 8 48.78%
Windows XP 0.06%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.56%
Windows 8.1 20.13%
Windows 7 Professional 12.75%
Windows 8 11.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.18%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.92%
  Germany 10.33%
  United Kingdom 6.22%
  Canada 4.00%
  Italy 3.49%
  France 2.45%
  Brazil 2.25%
  India 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Australia 1.80%
  Poland 1.34%
  DK 1.31%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Malaysia 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 48.28%
Acer 42.66%
Medion 7.41%
Toshiba 0.64%
Hewlett-Packard 0.53%
Dell 0.48%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750G 5.75%
Acer Aspire 5750 4.74%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 4.42%
LENOVO 20236 4.19%
LENOVO 20150 4.08%
Acer Aspire 5755G 3.48%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com

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