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Should I remove Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #633
United States Rank #544
Reach 1.0623%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.13 days
180.76 days >
Average installed length: 94.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.04% 0.40% 10.17% 24.12% 47.83% 17.43%

Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater

What is Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

Dolby® Digital Plus™ technology brings the Dolby cinema
experience to home theater exactly as the content creators
intended. You’ll find Dolby technologies in countless home theater
and playback systems worldwide: televisions, game
consoles, A/V receivers, DVD and Blu-ray™ players,
home-theater-in-a-box...  Read more


Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater is a software program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named ddpe.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 37.79 MB (39,626,180 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 56% of users of Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby Digital Plus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7E3D8FA1-6092-469A-955B-68FC4A2C67CA}
(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 Home Theater

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

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ddp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DolbyDS1Selector.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ddpe.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dolby Digital Plus Profile Editor' and executes as C:\Program Files\Dolby Digital Plus\ddpe.exe.

How do I remove Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater?

You can uninstall Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater 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 Home Theater, 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 Home Theater.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.99%
Windows 7 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 51.65%
Windows 10 Home 29.76%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.26%
Windows 10 Pro 3.96%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.15%
  Germany 5.14%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Italy 4.02%
  Canada 3.14%
  France 2.59%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Spain 1.49%
  Australia 1.35%
  DK 1.27%
  India 1.18%
  Norway 1.08%
  Sweden 1.00%
  Poland 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 69.52%
Acer 25.03%
Medion 2.29%
Alienware 1.43%
Samsung 1.03%
Common models
LENOVO 20378 10.54%
LENOVO 20354 10.29%
LENOVO 20266 7.29%
LENOVO 20344 3.83%
LENOVO 20351 3.49%
LENOVO 20349 2.66%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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