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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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5.20 12.50%
5.17 12.50%
5.15 12.50%
5.14 6.25%
5.12 6.25%
5.11 25.00%
5.10.1 6.25%
5.10 6.25%
5.9 12.50%

Protea Software Suite


Protea Software Suite is a software program developed by Ashly Audio. The most common release is 5.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 21.6 MB (22,650,898 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of Protea Software Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashly.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashly Audio Inc\Protea Software Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{556872E6-DF51-4264-85F3-D62B48ED25C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Protea Software Suite

  • PSS.exe - Protea System Software (Protea System Software. Used for controlling Ashly Protea Series Products. Use Protea NE Software for NE Products)
  • AshlyCanvasLibrary.dll - AshlyCanvasLibrary
  • AshlyControls.dll - Protea NE Software (Ashly Controls Library)
  • AshlyFlashLibrary.dll - Ashly Flash Library
  • AshlyLibrary.dll - AshlyLibrary
  • AshlyLoadAnalysis.dll - AshlyLoadAnalysis
  • AshlyServer.dll - AshlyServer
  • AshlySIA.dll - Ashly SIA Interface
  • ImageLibrary.dll - Image Library
  • ProteaSystemSoftwareNE.exe
  • VSlide32.OCX - VSLIDE (Mabry VSlide Control)
  • LED32.OCX - LED32 (Mabry LED Control)
  • Knob32.OCX - KNOB (Mabry Knob Control)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ProteaSystemSoftwareNE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ashly Audio Inc\Protea Software Suite\ProteaSystemSoftwareNE.exe'.

How do I remove Protea Software Suite?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Arab Emirates 4.00%
  Indonesia 4.00%
  Mexico 4.00%
  DK 4.00%
  Germany 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.71%
Dell 21.43%
Toshiba 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Samsung 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
IBM 23736YA 7.69%
HP ProBook 4520s 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP EliteBook 8740w 7.69%
Dell Dell XPS420 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 7.69%


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