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Should I remove CONNECT Auto Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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CONNECT Auto Update


CONNECT Auto Update is a software program developed by Sony. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 4.21 MB (4,418,437 bytes). The installed file CONNECTAutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 56% of users of CONNECT Auto Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\CONNECTAutoUpdate
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony\CONNECTAutoUpdate\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CONNECT Auto Update

  • CONNECTAUTrayApp.exe - Sony Auto Update Tray Application
  • CONNECTAutoUpdate.exe - CONNECTAuto Update
  • CONNECTBouncer.exe - CONNECTAuto Update Bouncer
  • CONNECTScheduler.exe - CONNECTAuto Update Scheduler
  • CONNECTRes_DE.dll - Auto Update
  • CONNECTRes_EN_US.dll
  • CONNECTRes_ES.dll
  • CONNECTRes_FR.dll
  • CONNECTRes_IT.dll
  • CONNECTRes_JA.dll
  • CONNECTRes_KO.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CONNECTScheduler.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CONNECTScheduler' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\CONNECTAutoUpdate\CONNECTScheduler.exe" /RUN_SCHEDULER.

How do I remove CONNECT Auto Update?

Quickly and completely remove CONNECT Auto Update from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CONNECT Auto Update 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CONNECT Auto Update, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 CONNECT Auto Update.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win XP 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows XP 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  United Kingdom 33.33%
  Netherlands 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L40 33.33%
MSI MS-7267 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 33.33%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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