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Should I remove Dolby Home Theater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #554
United States Rank #774
Reach 1.2120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.05 days
385.08 days >
Average installed length: 202.33 days


7.2.8000.17 35.43%
7.2.8000.16 17.75%
7.2.8000.15 0.06%
7.2.8000.14 1.27%
7.2.8000.13 14.58%
7.2.7000.11 2.24%
7.2.7000.7 17.34%
7.2.7000.6 4.15%
7.2.7000.4 7.18%

Typically installed together

Dolby Home Theater v4

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

Dolby┬« Home Theater┬« v4 comprises a suite of technologies that work together to deliver a cinematic surround sound experience on your desktop or laptop with crisp and clear PC audio. You can enjoy it on any set of headphones, over the built-in or external speakers, or through a home theater system. Dolby Home Theater v...  Read more


Dolby Home Theater v4 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 50 files and is usually about 48.66 MB (51,025,167 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 42% of users of Dolby Home Theater 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-home-theater-v4.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby Home Theater v4\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B26438B4-BF51-49C3-9567-7F14A5E40CB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 48.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Home Theater v4

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
  • pcee4c.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pcee4l.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF32CF2E-FA3D-42D9-A9D0-CD0DEAF7DA38}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • pcee4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • pcee4l.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DolbySelectorTask.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • pcee4.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DolbyTrayApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dolby Home Theater v4\pcee4.exe -autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010858085%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00056451%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00052130%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,977
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:70 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Dolby Home Theater?

You can uninstall Dolby 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 Home Theater v4, 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 Home Theater.

Win 10 63%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.72%
Windows 7 37.25%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.30%
Windows 8 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 7.71%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.06%
  Germany 10.74%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  Canada 4.12%
  France 3.08%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  Italy 2.29%
  Australia 2.14%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Brazil 1.40%
  Taiwan 1.29%
  DK 1.13%
  India 1.13%
  Sweden 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 47.67%
Lenovo 25.34%
Sony 10.14%
Medion 7.57%
Alienware 3.29%
Samsung 1.77%
ASUS 0.50%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 9.38%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 9.19%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 6.39%
Acer Aspire V3-571 4.61%
Acer Aspire S3-391 2.68%
LENOVO 20202 2.54%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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