What does the pcee4.exe file do?
The pcee4.exe process is also known as Dolby Profile Selector and is a part of Dolby Home Theater (Version v4) or, as the case may be, Dolby Advanced Audio (Version v2). This software is produced by Dolby Laboratories. An obsolete or defective version of pcee4.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Dolby Profile Selector has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Dolby Profile Selector has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- pcee4.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module pcee4.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about pcee4.exe Dolby Profile Selector
pcee4.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file pcee4.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 508,656 bytes (33% of all these files), 508,144 bytes, 506,712 bytes, 500,736 bytes or, as the case may be, 508,264 bytes.
The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This pcee4.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A pcee4.exe file has a 26% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 508,656 bytes (40% of all these files), 506,712 bytes or, as the case may be, 508,256 bytes. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run).
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves pcee4.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about pcee4?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Dolby Home Theater or Dolby Advanced Audio
To remove Dolby Profile Selector from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Dolby Home Theater or Dolby Advanced Audio in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if pcee4.exe (Dolby Profile Selector) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Dolby Profile Selector. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dolby Profile Selector or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or pcee4.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.