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Should I remove Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #566
United States Rank #729
Reach 1.1855%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.43 days
160.14 days >
Average installed length: 84.14 days


VersionDistribution 0.14% 21.61% 13.36% 52.74% 12.15%

Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio

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

Dolby Advanced Audio v2 improves PC audio with technologies that maintain volume levels, prevent distortion, and even create a surround sound experience. Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2 converts your music and other two-channel (stereo) entertainment into 5.1-channel surround sound, and your 5.1-channel entertainment like mo...  Read more


Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio is a software program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named ddpe.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 37.79 MB (39,622,596 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 43% of users of Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-advanced-audio-v2.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby Digital Plus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B0BFC63F-EA07-419E-960B-3FB2ED5DD0B2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 37.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio

Program executable:ddpe.exe
Name:Dolby Digital Plus Profile Editor
Path:C:\Program Files\Dolby Digital Plus\ddpe.exe
Additional files:
  • ddp.exe - Dolby Digital Plus Profile Selector
  • ddpd.exe - Dolby Digital Plus Demo
  • ddpl.exe - Dolby Profile Launcher
  • ddpc.dll - Dolby.Pcee.Common
  • dolby.interop.dll - Dolby.Interop
  • ddpc.resources.dll
  • dolby.ddp.controls_desktop.dll - Dolby.DDP.Controls_Desktop
  • ddpasl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ddp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DolbyDS1Selector.
  • ddpe.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DolbySelectorTask.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ddpe.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Doly Digital Editor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dolby Digital Plus\Dolby Digital Plus.exe.

How do I remove Dolby Digital Plus Advanced Audio?

You can uninstall Dolby Digital Plus 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 Digital Plus Advanced Audio, 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 Digital Plus Advanced Audio.

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 99.98%
Windows 7 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 34.82%
Windows 10 Home 32.17%
Windows 8.1 Connected 8.67%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.45%
Windows 10 Pro 6.07%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.90%
  United Kingdom 7.52%
  Italy 7.13%
  Germany 6.85%
  France 3.25%
  Spain 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Canada 1.67%
  Brazil 1.65%
  India 1.57%
  Poland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.44%
  DK 1.35%
  Australia 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 95.26%
Medion 4.35%
Acer 0.39%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 14.42%
LENOVO 20351 9.26%
LENOVO 80G0 8.11%
LENOVO 80E5 6.35%
LENOVO 80L0 3.43%
LENOVO 20236 3.38%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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