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Should I remove Dolby Advanced Audio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #589
United States Rank #884
Reach 1.1529%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.72 days
227.62 days >
Average installed length: 119.59 days


7.2.8000.17 34.17%
7.2.8000.16 16.56%
7.2.8000.14 0.00%
7.2.8000.13 9.85%
7.2.7000.11 9.11%
7.2.7000.7 18.67%
7.2.7000.4 11.64%

Dolby Advanced Audio v2

What is Dolby Advanced Audio?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2 is a suite of audio technologies that enables a PC to deliver a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound experience over its built-in speakers. It also adds clarity to sound from headphones. Laptops make great portable entertainment devices—except for the sound. Experience a new dimension in PC s...  Read more


Dolby Advanced Audio v2 is a program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. The most used version is 7.2.8000.17, 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 main program executable is DolbyBlue.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 12.92 MB (13,548,054 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 38% of users of Dolby Advanced Audio come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/pc/dolby-advanced-audio-v2.html
Installation folder: C:\Dolby PCEE4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B9E70C7A-9F85-4A39-A4A3-BFA3C3BF7613}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Advanced Audio v2

Program executable:DolbyBlue.exe
Additional files:
  • pcee4.exe - Dolby Profile Selector
  • pcee4l.exe - Dolby Profile Launcher
  • pcee4e.exe - Dolby Profile Editor
  • pcee4c.dll - Dolby.Pcee.Common
  • Dolby.Interop.dll - Dolby.Interop
  • pcee4d.exe - Dolby Demo

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pcee4l.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3C8F398-95F4-4F45-93CF-D7200144841E}' (runs on registration).
  • pcee4d.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28898C1C-799E-4CC0-A9CB-AC6FE868C90B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • pcee4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (User Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dolby Advanced Audio' and executes as "C:\Dolby PCEE4\pcee4.exe" -autostart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dolby Advanced Audio v2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dolby Advanced Audio v2\pcee4.exe" -autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071870866%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00300195%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00418514%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Dolby Advanced Audio?

You can uninstall Dolby Advanced Audio 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 Dolby Advanced Audio v2, 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 Dolby Advanced Audio.

Win 10 50%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.46%
Windows 7 49.49%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.26%
Windows 8.1 18.08%
Windows 7 Professional 13.34%
Windows 8 10.46%
Windows 10 Home 7.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.39%
  Germany 9.99%
  United Kingdom 5.91%
  Italy 4.09%
  Canada 3.57%
  France 2.53%
  Brazil 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  India 1.75%
  Australia 1.62%
  Poland 1.30%
  DK 1.19%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Belgium 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 49.00%
Acer 42.04%
Medion 7.22%
Toshiba 0.68%
Hewlett-Packard 0.53%
Dell 0.52%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5750G 5.86%
Acer Aspire 5750 4.68%
LENOVO 20236 4.23%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 4.17%
LENOVO 20150 4.08%
Acer Aspire 5755G 3.42%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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