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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #890
United States Rank #783
Reach 0.7824%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.11 days
298.23 days >
Average installed length: 156.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.03.3400 0.01%
1.03.3300 0.02%
1.03.2900 0.01%
1.03.2200 0.01%
1.02.6400 0.01%
1.02.6300 0.01%
1.02.5600 0.01%
1.02.5300 0.03%
1.02.4600 0.16%
1.02.4500 0.36%
1.02.4100 15.77%
1.02.3600 0.15%
1.02.3300 0.35%
1.02.2800 0.25%
1.02.2700 0.67%
1.02.2400 0.09%
1.02.2300 0.02%
1.02.1800 0.01%
1.02.0800 0.24%
1.02.0700 0.03%
1.01.10000 0.02%
1.01.9500 1.09%
1.01.8800 3.98%
1.01.8700 0.44%
1.01.8500 0.67%
1.01.8000 0.34%
1.01.7900 1.36%
1.01.7200 0.18%
1.01.6700 7.85%
1.01.6600 0.83%
1.01.6500 1.38%
1.01.6200 0.26%
1.01.6100 5.15%
1.01.5700 3.92%
1.01.5500 0.69%
1.01.5100 0.01%
1.01.4700 0.10%
1.01.4500 0.01%
1.01.4400 0.01%
1.01.3900 3.35%
1.01.3400 0.01%
1.01.3000 0.59%
1.01.2900 0.01%
1.01.2700 31.55%
1.01.1500 0.01%
1.01.1000 0.01%
1.00.0090 0.01%
1.00.0079 1.56%
1.00.0078 0.29%
1.00.0077 0.01%
1.00.0071 1.64%
56 versions

DTS Sound

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What is DTS Sound?  (from DTS)

With DTS Studio Sound, speakers can be tuned for peak performance and to accurately extract and place audio cues for a realistic and immersive surround experience. To provide a complete audio entertainment experience, post-processing and psychoacoustic techniques are implemented for bass and dialog enhancement and to d...  Read more

Overview

DTS Sound is a program developed by DTS. The most used version is 1.01.2700, 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. 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 main program executable is dts_apo_service.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 3.63 MB (3,806,224 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of DTS Sound come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dts.com/professionals/sound-technologies/audio-processing/dts-studio-sound-for-connected-tvs.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5A5BA3BD-630B-4707-A46C-788CF6A82AD9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DTS Sound

Program executable:dts_apo_service.exe
Name:dts_apo_service
Path:C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\dts_apo_service.exe
MD5:46c3174139f85ffaece774c766e67aec
Additional files:
  • APO3GUI.exe - DTS Studio Sound (APO3GUI)
  • DeviceSupport.dll - APO Device Support LDL
  • Interop.SRS_APO2011_ControllerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SRS_APO2011_ControllerLib'.
  • dts_apo_task.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • dts_apo_task.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dts_apo_service_task.
Service
  • dts_apo_service.exe runs as a service named 'dts_apo_service' (dts_apo_service) "Controls the DTS APO".
Startup File (User Run)
  • APO3GUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DTS_GUI' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe" /HIDEME.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • APO3GUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DTS Sound' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe" /HIDEME.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dts_apo_service.exe
Memory:14.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000862846%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001695%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006934%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:122,919
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:158 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove DTS Sound?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#890

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 97.31%
Windows 7 2.68%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 53.88%
Windows 10 Home 28.32%
Windows 8 5.46%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.14%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.42%
Windows 7 Professional 1.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.03%
  United Kingdom 9.15%
  France 3.81%
  Germany 3.64%
  Italy 3.27%
  Australia 2.72%
  Netherlands 1.91%
  Spain 1.73%
  Canada 1.49%
  Belgium 1.12%
  Mexico 1.07%
  Portugal 0.98%
  Ireland 0.81%
  New Zealand 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.87%
ASUS 0.05%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Dell 0.02%
Acer 0.02%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 15.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 7.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.25%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50-B 4.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 3.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55Dt-A 2.20%

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