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Should I remove Dolby Home Theater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #521
United States Rank #907
Reach 1.5602%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.09 days
386.29 days >
Average installed length: 202.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.2.8000.17 28.31%
7.2.8000.16 19.16%
7.2.8000.15 0.07%
7.2.8000.14 1.75%
7.2.8000.13 15.56%
7.2.7000.11 2.42%
7.2.7000.7 20.75%
7.2.7000.6 4.97%
7.2.7000.4 7.02%

Typically installed together

Dolby Home Theater v4

What is Dolby Home Theater?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

Dolby┬« Home Theater┬« v4 comprises a suite of technologies that work together to deliver a cinematic surround sound experience on your desktop or laptop with crisp and clear PC audio. You can enjoy it on any set of headphones, over the built-in or external speakers, or through a home theater system. Dolby Home Theater v...  Read more

Overview

Dolby Home Theater v4 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 50 files and is usually about 48.66 MB (51,025,167 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 39% of users of Dolby Home Theater 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-home-theater-v4.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby Home Theater v4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B26438B4-BF51-49C3-9567-7F14A5E40CB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 48.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Home Theater v4

Program executable:DolbyBlue.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{B26438B4-BF51-49C3-9567-7F14A5E40CB9}\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
  • pcee4c.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pcee4l.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2229B9C-9D2F-4613-8031-9F6DEF06A4E1}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • pcee4l.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DolbySelectorTask.
  • pcee4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Dolby.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dolby Home Theater v4' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dolby Home Theater v4\pcee4.exe" -autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pcee4.exe
Memory:31.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010858085%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00056451%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00052130%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,977
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:70 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Dolby Home Theater?

Quickly and completely remove Dolby Home Theater v4 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 Home Theater 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 Home Theater v4, 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 Home Theater.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 59%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.89%
Windows 7 41.07%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.60%
Windows 8 22.81%
Windows 8.1 19.75%
Windows 7 Professional 7.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.74%
Windows 8 Pro 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.27%
  Germany 7.85%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Canada 3.90%
  France 3.08%
  Taiwan 2.84%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Australia 2.38%
  Belgium 2.26%
  Italy 2.25%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Japan 1.42%
  Sweden 1.10%
  DK 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.39%
Lenovo 27.44%
Sony 11.77%
GIGABYTE 5.21%
Medion 4.86%
Alienware 2.79%
Samsung 2.11%
Dell 0.43%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-571G 10.44%
Acer Aspire V3-771 8.17%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 6.80%
Acer Aspire V3-571 4.74%
Acer Aspire S3-391 2.79%
LENOVO 20175 2.77%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com

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