"DolbyDAX2API.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process?

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A

"DolbyDAX2API.exe" process represents "DolbyDAX2API" program. "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process is created by the "Dolby DAX2 API Service" service, which is used by Dolby DAX2 applications to control Dolby Audio components in the system.

"DolbyDAX2API.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         DolbyDAX2API

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
DolbyDAX2API.exe         18,980 K   DolbyDAX2API

Additional information about "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby DAX2\DAX2_API\DolbyDAX2API.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: DolbyDAX2API.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby DAX2\DAX2_API\DolbyDAX2API.exe
   Description: DolbyDAX2API
   Version: 0.5.2.33
   Size: 176640 bytes
   Last modified: 9/22/2015 11:37:02 PM
   Company Name: 
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol133.dat
C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby DAX2\DAX2_API\System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\ProgramData\Dolby\DAX2\dax2.sdf
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4940_none_08e4299fa83d7e3c
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4940_none_08e4299fa83d7e3c
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4940_none_08e4299fa83d7e3c

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Language Groups
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\MSCOREE.DLL
C:\windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscoreei.dll
C:\windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

"DolbyDAX2API.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "DolbyDAX2API.exe" process.

 

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