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Should I remove Sony Mobile Update Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,003
United States Rank #12,228
Reach 0.3838%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.91 days
410.30 days >
Average installed length: 215.58 days


VersionDistribution 7.04% 7.12% 5.11% 0.41% 3.98% 6.08% 5.61% 5.56% 4.38% 1.95% 4.72% 5.72% 9.42% 6.69% 8.06% 4.91% 8.08% 0.65% 2.47% 0.30% 1.75%

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Sony Mobile Update Engine


Sony Mobile Update Engine is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is sony mobile update engine.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 29.53 MB (30,963,851 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 12% of users of Sony Mobile Update Engine come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonymobile.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update engine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Mobile\Update Engine\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 29.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Mobile Update Engine

Program executable:sony mobile update engine.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update engine\sony mobile update engine.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Sony Mobile Update Engine.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony Mobile\Update Engine\Sony Mobile Update Engine.exe'.

How do I remove Sony Mobile Update Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Sony Mobile Update Engine from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sony Mobile Update Engine 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 Sony Mobile Update Engine, 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 Sony Mobile Update Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.37%
Windows 8 28.33%
Windows XP 3.68%
Windows Vista 3.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.50%
Windows 7 Professional 11.01%
Windows 8.1 9.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.73% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 11.73%
  United Kingdom 8.23%
  France 6.77%
  India 5.76%
  Brazil 4.15%
  United States 3.52%
  Sweden 3.44%
  Spain 3.14%
  Italy 3.02%
  Mexico 2.83%
  Australia 2.53%
  Poland 2.26%
  Canada 2.12%
  Austria 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.11%
Acer 19.73%
Dell 14.91%
ASUS 14.06%
Toshiba 6.30%
Samsung 6.27%
Lenovo 3.45%
Intel 1.39%
MSI 0.95%
Sony 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
ASUS All Series 3.49%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.73%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.98%

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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Johnnyover a year ago
Required for connecting a Sony (Ericsson) cell phone to the PC :(