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9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #10,010
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.79 days
377.38 days >
Average installed length: 198.28 days


1.02.0312 68.07%
1.01.1400 13.85%
1.00.4400 18.07%

SRS Audio Essentials

What is SRS Audio Essentials?  (from SRS Labs)

SRS Audio Essentials™ puts you in control of your audio entertainment experience on the PC. Compatible with virtually all PC-based media players, including Windows Media Player and iTunes, Audio Essentials delivers a thrilling and immersive 3D surround sound experience for movies, music and games. Use the preset option...  Read more


SRS Audio Essentials is a software program developed by SRS Labs. The most common release is 1.02.0312, 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. 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 primary executable is named AENotifier.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 7.27 MB (7,627,004 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 51% of users of SRS Audio Essentials come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dts.com/audioessentials/features.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SRS Labs\SRS Audio Essentials\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6C4B2795-B3E9-44FB-BAB2-A8820CF025E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SRS Audio Essentials

Program executable:AENotifier.exe
Name:SRS Audio Essentials
AE Notification
Path:C:\Program Files\SRS Labs\SRS Audio Essentials\AENotifier.exe
Additional files:
  • AENotifier.exe
  • SRSAudioEssentials_1_2_3_12.exe - SRS AudioEssentials (SRS Audio Essentials Installer)
  • SRSUIService.dll - SRSAudioLabService (SRSUIService)
  • SRSDSPProxy.dll - SRS HD Audio Lab
  • AutoUpdateCheck.dll - AutoUpdateCheck
  • SRSAudioConfig.exe - SRSAudioConfig
  • AELicensing.dll - AELicensing
  • PeakMeter.dll - PeakMeter
  • Srswmpplugin_x64.dll - SRS Audio
  • Srswmpplugin_x86.dll
  • AEUsage.dll - AEUsage
  • Interop.SRSDSPProxyLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SRSDSPProxyLib'.
  • FnpCommsSoap.dll (by Acresso Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (64 bit) (FLEXnet Publisher Communication SOAP Module)
  • AudioEssentials.exe - AudioEssentials

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AudioEssentials.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE5BD7FA-4100-42F7-AA59-6C7A72C22BA5}' (runs on registration).
  • SRSAudioConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5FA1A95-AE09-4898-83D8-BD3D17022549}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AudioEssentials.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
  • AENotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 7.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SRSAudioConfig.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SRSAudioConfig' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SRS Labs\SRS Audio Essentials\SRSAudioConfig.exe".
  • AudioEssentials.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SRSHDAudioLab' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SRS Labs\SRS Audio Essentials\AudioEssentials.exe" auto.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AENotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SRSAENotifier' which loads as C:\Program Files\SRS Labs\SRS Audio Essentials\AENotifier.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003793291%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011803%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026130%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:53,514,716
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:89.11 MB
Total CPU:0.0007182281%
Kernel CPU:0.00022071%
User CPU:0.00049752%
CPU cycles/sec:53,112,254
I/O reads/min:1.62 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove SRS Audio Essentials?

You can uninstall SRS Audio Essentials 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 SRS Audio Essentials, 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 SRS Audio Essentials.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.46%
Windows 10 28.38%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 5.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.07%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Windows 8.1 6.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.34%
  Germany 4.51%
  India 2.82%
  Japan 2.40%
  United Kingdom 2.40%
  Canada 2.26%
  Brazil 2.12%
  France 2.12%
  Italy 1.41%
  Mexico 1.27%
  Indonesia 1.27%
  Turkey 1.27%
  Malaysia 1.27%
  Taiwan 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.42%
Hewlett-Packard 19.85%
Acer 15.46%
ASUS 12.37%
Toshiba 9.54%
Samsung 6.44%
Lenovo 2.58%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Intel 1.03%
Sahara 1.03%
Sony 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.78%
Gateway DX4870 2.22%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.22%

About (from SRS Labs, Inc.)

DTS, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.srslabs.com


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