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2.10.030 100.00%

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Sony PC Companion 2.10.030

What is Sony PC Companion?  (from Sony)

PC Companion is a collection of tools and applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. PC Companion contains Xperia™ Transfer, a tool for moving content from an iPhone to your new Xperia™ device. PC Companion also offers device software updates, contacts and calendar management, and a backup and...  Read more

Overview

Sony PC Companion 2.10.030 is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The main program executable is pccompanion.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 53.28 MB (55,870,626 bytes). PhoneUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 16% of users of Sony PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F09EF8F2-0976-42C1-8D9D-8DF78337C6E3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 53.28 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.030

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe
MD5:f966a12c24c45c89ac736b83d55ab8ee
Additional files:
  • PbkVista.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkVista (PbkVista DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • SyncData.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Avanquest Synchronization Framework (Synchronization Data Library)
  • SyncDataProviders.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Synchronization Data Providers Library
  • PluginManager.dll - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Plugin Manager Core Library)
  • AvqBtSDK.dll (by Avanquest) - Avanquest Bluetooth SDK (Avanquest Bluetooth SDK DLL)
  • bvrpnac.dll - Sony Ericsson PC Suite (Queues Manager)
  • ModExch.dll (by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) - ModExch
  • MapiThk.dll
  • PhoneUpdateTools.dll
  • MngDriver.dll (by bvrp Software) - bvrp MngDriver (MngDriver)
  • ObexKrnl.dll (by BVRP) - BVRP ObexKrnl (ObexKrnl)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • Device.dll - Device Core Library
  • DeviceIO.dll - DeviceIO Core Library
  • DeviceSetup.dll - DeviceSetup Core Library
  • DownloadManager.dll - Download Manager Core Library
  • FileStudio.dll - PC Companion File Studio Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • HTMLBrowser.dll - Web Browser Control Core Library
  • InternetConnection.dll - PC Companion Internet Connection Library
  • PCCompanion.dll - PC Companion Core Library
  • PimData.dll - PimData Core Library
  • SonyEricssonMTPExt.dll - Sony Ericsson MTP Extension Library
  • Statistics.dll - Statistics Core Library
  • PBKENGINE.dll (by BVRP Software) - PBKENGINE (Module d'accès annuaire)
  • ModemWiz.dll - PC Suite (Modem Wizard)
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • NewUI.dll - New UI
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • BtPlatform.dll
  • CAgdLNote.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • MExplorer.dll
  • PCCompanionInfo.exe
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll
  • Report.dll
  • SyncMTP.dll
  • TMonitorAPI.dll
  • Toshiba.dll

How do I remove Sony PC Companion?

Quickly and completely remove Sony PC Companion 2.10.030 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 PC Companion 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 PC Companion 2.10.030, 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 PC Companion.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#33,599

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.71%
Windows XP 17.86%
Windows Vista 17.86%
Windows 8 3.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.36%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.52% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 15.52%
  United States 12.07%
  Spain 6.90%
  Italy 6.90%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  France 5.17%
  Brazil 5.17%
  Mexico 5.17%
  Japan 5.17%
  Greece 5.17%
  Israel 3.45%
  Australia 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  Switzerland 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Sony 15.00%
Dell 12.50%
GIGABYTE 10.00%
Intel 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Common models
Sony VGNFW490JEB 2.17%
Sony VGN-NW240F 2.17%
PositivoPIH55BO 2.17%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.17%
Gateway NV54 Series ... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron N4050 2.17%

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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