What is dts_apo_service.exe?

The genuine dts_apo_service.exe file is a software component of DTS Sound by DTS.
DTS Sound provides advanced surround sound technology for PCs, tablets, home theatres, headphones and televisions. Formally known as Digital Theatre Systems, DTS was founded in California in 1993 and is an audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment.

dts_apo_service stands for Digital Theatre Systems_APO_Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the dts_apo_service.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Dts_apo_service.exe file information

The process known as dts_apo_service or DTS APO Service belongs to software DTS Sound or DTS Studio Sound by DTS.

Description: Dts_apo_service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dts_apo_service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 19,792 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 16,720 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. dts_apo_service.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program DTS Sound or DTS Studio Sound using Windows Control Panel
  2) ask the developer,, for support.

Recommended: Identify dts_apo_service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dts_apo_service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dts_apo_service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving dts_apo_service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dts_apo_service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dts_apo_service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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