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Should I remove DTSHDEncoderSuite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #35,400
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2.60.0000 79.69%
2.00.0000 20.31%



DTSHDEncoderSuite is a software program developed by DTS. The most common release is 2.60.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 16.68 MB (17,495,040 bytes). 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 41% of users of DTSHDEncoderSuite come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DTS.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DTS\MAS-SAS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DB16AC17-3AF9-4ADB-B8E2-596FDA2FCBA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DTSHDEncoderSuite

  • MAS-SAS_Authorizer.exe - DTS MAS-SAS Authorizer
  • aafParse.dll
  • DTSEncConfig.dll
  • dtshd.exe
  • dtshdst.exe
  • DTSHDVerify.exe
  • DtsJobQueue.exe
  • DTSToolFramewrk.exe
  • DTSWin32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dtshd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{053ABD14-76BC-439C-BE02-8341A5A9E6B6}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DTSToolFramewrk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DTS\MAS-SAS\DTSToolFramewrk.exe'.
  • DtsJobQueue.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DTS\MAS-SAS\DtsJobQueue.exe'.

How do I remove DTSHDEncoderSuite?

You can uninstall DTSHDEncoderSuite 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 DTSHDEncoderSuite, 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 DTSHDEncoderSuite.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 39.06%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.94%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.38%
Windows 10 Pro 7.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.33%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  France 5.33%
  Netherlands 5.33%
  India 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  Australia 2.67%
  Spain 2.67%
  Israel 2.67%
  Croatia 2.67%
  Hong Kong 1.33%
  MK 1.33%
  Chile 1.33%
  Slovenia 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.68%
Hewlett-Packard 18.42%
ASUS 15.79%
Dell 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
Sony 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745D 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite C45-A 2.63%
Acer Aspire M3203 2.63%


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