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Should I remove Avid Pro Tools SE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,989
United States Rank #12,056
Reach 0.0135%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 40.88 days
1076.44 days >
Average installed length: 565.59 days


8.0.3 100.00%

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Avid Pro Tools SE 8.0.3

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What is Avid Pro Tools SE?  (from Avid Technology)

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Avid Pro Tools SE 8.0.3 is a software program developed by Avid Technology. 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 primary executable is named protoolsse.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 185.05 MB (194,039,704 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 71% of users of Avid Pro Tools SE come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digidesign.com
Help link: www.digidesign.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digidesign
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{371F27A1-9502-4762-AE97-1C1938B21055}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 185.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Avid Pro Tools SE 8.0.3

Program executable:protoolsse.exe
Name:Pro Tools®
Pro Tools Application
Path:C:\Program Files\digidesign\pro tools\protoolsse.exe
Additional files:
  • digiSPTIService.exe - Pro Tools CD Ripping Service (Digidesign CD Ripping Service using SPTI)
  • MMERefresh.exe - Digidesign MME Binder
  • DigidesignMIDIIOPP.dll (by Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology) - Digidesign MIDI I/O (32-bit MIDI I/O Property Page)
  • mbx2midu.dll (by Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology) - Digidesign Mbox 2 (32-bit Mbox 2 MIDI Library)
  • 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
  • DigiDriver.exe - 64-bit Hardware Driver Installer Utility
  • ProTools M-Powered Essential.exe - Pro Tools Application
  • SoftwareUpdater.exe - SoftwareUpdater
  • BUI.dll - Pro Tools (Digidesign DigiBase UI)
  • BUI_Resource404.dll
  • BUI_Resource407.dll
  • BUI_Resource40C.dll
  • BUI_Resource410.dll
  • BUI_Resource411.dll
  • BUI_Resource412.dll
  • BUI_Resource804.dll
  • BUI_ResourceC0A.dll
  • Cfd_Resource404.dll
  • Cfd_Resource407.dll
  • Cfd_Resource40C.dll
  • Cfd_Resource410.dll
  • Cfd_Resource411.dll
  • Cfd_Resource412.dll
  • Cfd_Resource804.dll
  • CFnd.dll
  • CFnd_Resource404.dll
  • CFnd_Resource407.dll
  • CFnd_Resource40C.dll
  • CFnd_Resource410.dll
  • CFnd_Resource411.dll
  • CFnd_Resource412.dll
  • CFnd_Resource804.dll
  • CFnd_ResourceC0A.dll
  • DAE_Resource404.dll
  • DAE_Resource407.dll
  • DAE_Resource40C.dll
  • DAE_Resource410.dll
  • DAE_Resource411.dll
  • DAE_Resource412.dll
  • DAE_Resource804.dll
  • DAE_ResourceC0A.dll
  • DFW_Resource404.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1001.33 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000042823%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000121%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000307%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:506
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Avid Pro Tools SE?

Quickly and completely remove Avid Pro Tools SE 8.0.3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Avid Pro Tools SE 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 Avid Pro Tools SE 8.0.3, 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 Avid Pro Tools SE.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.52%
Windows 10 21.76%
Windows Vista 3.44%
Windows XP 2.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.87%
Windows 8.1 7.25%
Windows 7 Professional 6.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.11%
Windows 10 Home 5.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.12%
  Canada 6.81%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  Australia 3.27%
  Brazil 2.72%
  Sweden 1.63%
  Finland 1.36%
  New Zealand 1.09%
  Poland 0.82%
  Norway 0.54%
  Russia 0.54%
  Germany 0.54%
  DK 0.54%
  Ireland 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.26%
Dell 21.28%
Acer 15.96%
Toshiba 10.64%
ASUS 10.11%
Lenovo 4.79%
MSI 1.60%
Samsung 1.60%
Alienware 1.06%
Gateway 1.06%
Sony 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.55%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.84%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.13%
Dell Inspiron N7010 2.13%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.13%

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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