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Should I remove DFX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,674
United States Rank #2,717
Reach 0.4054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.12 days
269.00 days >
Average installed length: 141.34 days


VersionDistribution 2.53% 0.93% 1.99% 4.43% 1.43% 0.59% 0.29% 1.99%
11.401.0.0 3.25%
11.400.0.0 7.00%
11.306.0.0 3.45%
11.305.0.0 1.31%
11.304.0.0 0.74%
11.302.0.0 1.11%
11.301.0.0 0.56%
11.300.0.0 1.00% 6.63% 5.63% 12.83% 5.53% 1.56% 16.01% 2.45% 1.94% 2.90% 1.01% 0.14% 0.56% 0.66% 0.54% 1.56% 1.98% 0.59% 0.19% 0.23% 0.64% 0.08% 0.31% 0.25% 0.83% 0.19% 0.08% 0.09% 0.04% 0.28% 0.11% 1.21% 0.35%

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What is DFX?  (from Power Technology)

DFX Audio Enhancer brings better sound to all of your music, videos, Internet radio, games, video chats, and other programs. New DFX 11 now enhances all PC audio playback, providing system-wide HD quality sound for all your entertainment. DFX now enhances all PC audio playback, providing system-wide HD quality sound ...  Read more


DFX is a program developed by Power Technology. The most used version is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is DFX.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 20.17 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,666,376 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 30% of users of DFX come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fxsound.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DFX
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DFX\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DFX

Program executable:DFX.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • dfx9Setup-WMP_1.exe - DFX for Windows Media Player
  • uninstall_WMP.exe
  • dfx9Setup-RealPlayer.exe - DFX for RealNetworks
  • uninstall_RealPlayer.exe
  • uninstall_MediaMonkey.exe - DFX for MediaMonkey
  • uninstall_Musicmatch.exe - DFX for Musicmatch
  • dfx9Setup-Winamp.exe - DFX for Winamp
  • uninstall_Winamp.exe
  • dfx10Remove.exe - DFX
  • dfx11 - Setup.exe
  • dfx11Setup.exe
  • Remover-dfx11.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • CORE10k.EXE
  • DFX.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DFX.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Summary page events'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DFX.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DFX.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'New startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DFX.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DFX' which loads as C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe -startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DFX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DFX\DFX.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005403209%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032683%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021349%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:125,435,443
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.39 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove DFX?

You can uninstall DFX 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 DFX, 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 DFX.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.08%
Windows 10 38.58%
Windows XP 3.48%
Windows Vista 1.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.37%
Windows 7 Professional 8.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.07%
Windows 10 Pro 7.45%
Windows 10 Home 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.27%
  United Kingdom 3.79%
  India 3.70%
  Germany 3.11%
  DZ 3.10%
  Egypt 3.08%
  Brazil 2.88%
  MA 2.81%
  Saudi Arabia 2.63%
  Canada 2.42%
  Italy 2.29%
  France 2.26%
  Iran 2.16%
  Turkey 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.70%
Dell 20.98%
Acer 18.78%
ASUS 9.89%
Toshiba 8.69%
Lenovo 4.17%
Samsung 3.40%
Intel 1.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
ASUS All Series 4.69%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.63%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.52%

Publisher URL: www.powertechnology.com


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