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Should I remove DTS Studio Sound?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,378
United States Rank #2,480
Reach 0.1686%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.81 days
517.00 days >
Average installed length: 271.65 days


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DTS Studio Sound

What is DTS Studio 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


DTS Studio 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 APO3GUI.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 3.7 MB (3,877,064 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 71% of users of DTS Studio Sound come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

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{F8EB8FFC-C535-49A1-A84D-CC75CB2D6ADA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DTS Studio Sound

Program executable:APO3GUI.exe
Name:DTS Studio Sound
Path:C:\Program Files\DTS, Inc\DTS Studio Sound\APO3GUI.exe
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_service.exe - dts_apo_service
  • dts_apo_task.exe
  • DTS_OnOff_64.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.
  • 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

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 Studio Sound?

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Or, you can uninstall DTS Studio 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 Studio 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 Studio Sound.

Win 10 94%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 94.26%
Windows 7 5.64%
Windows XP 0.06%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 55.34%
Windows 10 Home 18.30%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.38%
Windows 10 Pro 3.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.01%
  Australia 4.72%
  Canada 2.63%
  United Kingdom 1.67%
  Germany 1.57%
  Portugal 1.35%
  Italy 1.33%
  France 1.28%
  Japan 1.23%
  Spain 1.20%
  Netherlands 0.88%
  Mexico 0.84%
  New Zealand 0.66%
  Sweden 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.88%
Hewlett-Packard 0.06%
Samsung 0.03%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 11.62%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-A 11.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55t-A 7.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55-A 7.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite P70-A 5.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite P50-A 4.78%

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Gayben Saves the Dayover a year ago
Thanks! I won't download it then.
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Gaybenover a year ago
Don't keep settings I choose for me, so pretty useless and a ressource hog