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Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator

What is Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

The Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator allows implementation and system licensees to quickly and effectively tune different mobile-device models and optimize their speakers, as well as to create unique profiles for distribution with particular models. This application is not available for consumer use.


Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator is a program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. 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 software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 42.57 MB (44,636,043 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8C0E96BB-93E5-4EAE-9947-69A68C4B7799}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator

  • pcee4.exe - Dolby Profile Selector
  • pcee4l.exe - Dolby Profile Launcher
  • pcee4e.exe - Dolby Profile Editor
  • pcee4c.dll - Dolby.Pcee.Common
  • DTPC32.dll - Dolby PCEE4 DTPC (Dolby PCEE4 DTPC x86)
  • DTPC64.dll
  • dtpc.exe - Dolby.Pcee.Dtpc
  • Dolby.Interop.dll - Dolby.Interop
  • pcee4d.exe - Dolby Demo
  • DTPC_TypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PCEE4DTPCLib'.
  • Dolby.Pcee.MultimediaDevice.dll (by Microsoft) - Pcee.MmDevApi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator?

You can uninstall Dolby Tuning and Profile Creator 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 Tuning and Profile Creator, 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 Tuning and Profile Creator.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 35.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 10 Pro 9.52%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  Taiwan 26.09%
  Germany 6.52%
  India 6.52%
  Canada 4.35%
  China 4.35%
  Vietnam 4.35%
  Brazil 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Indonesia 2.17%
  Mexico 2.17%
  Malaysia 2.17%
  Singapore 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 32.35%
Acer 26.47%
ASUS 11.76%
Sony 8.82%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
Dell 2.94%
Alienware 2.94%
Common models
Wortmann_AG TERRA_MOBILE_... 2.94%
Sony VPCEB17FG 2.94%
Sony VPCCA35FG 2.94%
Sony SVS13A15GWB 2.94%
MSI MS-7798 2.94%
MSI MS-7788 2.94%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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