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5% remove it95% keep it
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8.0.4 44.95%

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Avid Audio Drivers x64

What is Avid Audio Drivers x64?

This is the Avid software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the Avid Audio device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the device connected to your PC).


The most common release is 8.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 442.84 MB (464,352,162 bytes). The installed file SoftwareUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avid.com
Help link: www.avid.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digidesign\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2F227ACA-204C-4529-BA33-D095C42C72DB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 442.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Avid Audio Drivers x64

  • dg002asio.dll - Digidesign FW ASIO Support Library
  • dg002asio64.dll
  • dg002pasio.dll
  • dg002pasio64.dll
  • dg003asio.dll
  • dg003asio64.dll
  • dg003pasio.dll
  • dg003pasio64.dll
  • digiSPTIService.exe - Pro Tools CD Ripping Service (Digidesign CD Ripping Service using SPTI)
  • MMERefresh.exe - Digidesign MME Binder
  • DigidesignElevenRackControlPanel.exe - Eleven Control Panel (Eleven Control Panel Application)
  • Digidesignmidiiopp.dll - Digidesign MIDI I/O (32-bit MIDI I/O Property Page)
  • dgmbx2asio.dll - Digidesign Mbox 2 (Digidesign USB ASIO Support Library)
  • dgmbx2asio64.dll
  • dgmbx2co64.dll - Digidesign Mbox 2 CoInstaller
  • dgmbx2pasio.dll
  • dgmbx2pasio64.dll
  • AAFCOAPI.dll - Pro Tools® (Avid-Digidesign AAF Toolkit Shared Library)
  • Cfd.dll - Pro Tools Custom File Dialog
  • DAE.dll - Digidesign Audio Engine
  • DFW.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Library
  • DFW_KeyHook.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Keyhook Library
  • dgfwasio.dll - 32-bit Mbox 2 Pro ASIO Support Library
  • dgfwcpl.exe - 32-bit Mbox 2 Pro Control Panel Application
  • dgfwpnl.dll - 32-bit FW Series Interface Library
  • DHS.dll - Digidesign Hardware Setup
  • DigiDriver.exe - 64-bit Hardware Driver Installer Utility
  • DigiExt.dll - Digidesign Extension Library
  • DigiMIDI.dll - Digidesign MIDI Library
  • DigiMIDIServices.dll - Digidesign MIDI Services
  • DigiPlatformSupport.dll - Digidesign Platform Support Module
  • DigiRefClock.dll - DigiDesign Reference Clock
  • ProTools M-Powered.exe - Pro Tools Application
  • ProToolsLE.exe
  • SoftwareUpdater.exe - SoftwareUpdater
  • BUI.dll - Pro Tools (Digidesign DigiBase UI)
  • BUI_Resource404.dll
  • BUI_Resource411.dll
  • BUI_Resource412.dll
  • BUI_Resource804.dll
  • Cfd_Resource404.dll
  • Cfd_Resource411.dll
  • Cfd_Resource412.dll
  • Cfd_Resource804.dll
  • CFnd.dll
  • CFnd_Resource404.dll
  • CFnd_Resource411.dll
  • CFnd_Resource412.dll
  • CFnd_Resource804.dll
  • DAE_Resource404.dll
  • DAE_Resource411.dll
  • DAE_Resource412.dll
  • DAE_Resource804.dll
  • DFW_Resource404.dll
  • DFW_Resource411.dll
  • DFW_Resource412.dll
  • DFW_Resource804.dll
  • DHS_Resource404.dll
  • DHS_Resource411.dll
  • DHS_Resource412.dll
  • DHS_Resource804.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • digiSPTIService.exe runs as a service named 'digiSPTIService' (digiSPTIService).
  • MMERefresh.exe runs as a service named 'Digidesign MME Refresh Service' (DigiRefresh).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MMERefresh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DigidesignMMERefresh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe.

How do I remove Avid Audio Drivers x64?

You can uninstall Avid Audio Drivers x64 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avid Audio Drivers (x64), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Avid Audio Drivers x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.31%
Windows 10 23.85%
Windows Vista 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.44%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 6.48%
Windows 8 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.67%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Netherlands 3.33%
  France 2.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  Sweden 2.00%
  India 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Colombia 0.67%
  Ecuador 0.67%
  Norway 0.67%
  Finland 0.67%
  Honduras 0.67%
  Argentina 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.73%
Dell 24.10%
ASUS 9.64%
Acer 6.02%
Lenovo 4.82%
Toshiba 3.61%
Sahara 2.41%
Samsung 2.41%
Intel 1.20%
Alienware 1.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.30%
Dell Inspiron 5537 3.23%
Gigabyte P55-UD3L-TPM 2.15%
ASUSTeK G750JX 2.15%
clevo M7X0SUN ... 2.15%
HP ENVY TS 17 Notebook PC 2.15%

About Avid Technology

Avid specializes in video and audio production technology, specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services.
Publisher URL: www.avid.com


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