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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,938
United States Rank #1,934
Reach 0.4002%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.71 days
610.96 days >
Average installed length: 321.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.3.03.07070 1.25%
4.3.02.07070 0.04%
4.3.01.06180 0.52%
4.3.00.06180 1.02%
4.2.14.06030 0.43%
4.2.13.15120 1.41%
4.2.12.16210 13.38%
4.2.12.14260 3.03%
4.2.12.13260 0.11%
4.2.11.14260 1.18%
4.2.11.13260 0.02%
4.2.10.15030 0.89%
4.2.03.15050 0.11%
4.2.03.14050 0.04%
4.2.02.15040 2.57%
4.2.02.12040 0.48%
4.2.01.15030 4.72%
4.2.01.11130 0.80%
4.2.00.15030 8.05%
4.2.00.11130 2.82%
4.1.00.11040 0.53%
4.0.00.10020 1.66%
3.3.01.09300 2.94%
3.3.00.09300 0.16%
3.2.04.08220 0.27%
3.2.04.07010 0.09%
3.2.03.09090 0.21%
3.2.03.07010 0.14%
3.2.02.06170 3.58%
3.2.01.07300 0.05%
3.2.00.05260 0.14%
3.1.00.17290 0.11%
3.0.06.03130 0.07%
3.0.05.17190 0.34%
3.0.04.13310 0.05%
3.0.03.13180 0.11%
3.0.02.12110 3.62%
3.0.01.12110 3.76%
3.0.00.11220 8.64%
2.2.01.10260 0.02%
2.2.00.09190 2.16%
2.1.03.07240 0.07%
2.1.02.07100 1.51%
2.1.02.07020 0.78%
2.1.01.06111 0.04%
2.1.01.05110 0.05%
2.1.00.04170 0.52%
2.0.17.09030 0.04%
2.0.16.11020 0.45%
2.0.14.06261 0.18%
2.0.13.06200 0.27%
86 versions

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Sony Picture Utility

What is Sony Picture Utility?

Sony software for the management of digital photograph libraries created with Sony Cybershot or Sony Alpha (SLR) cameras. The programs watches the folders and files.

Overview

The most common release is 4.2.12.16210, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the 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 primary executable is named spubrowser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 102 files and is usually about 45.62 MB (47,835,259 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 45.62 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Picture Utility

Program executable:spubrowser.exe
Name:Picture Motion Browser
Browser
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony picture utility\pmbcore\spubrowser.exe
MD5:a7869a0faed68756daeabfd7aead73a7
Additional files:
  • libSFacePlus.dll - Sony Face Recognition Controller (Sony Face Recognition Library)
  • DrpExTimelineMediaObject.dll
  • DrpTimelinePreviewEngine.dll
  • DrpTimelineRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpPMediaReaderEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviRenderEngine.dll
  • DrpMediaObject.dll - DrpCreateMediaObject.dll
  • DrpExTimelineObject.dll
  • DrpMpegRenderEngine.dll
  • aacdecdll.dll - Sony MPEG4 AAC Decoder (aacdecdll)
  • CancelAutoPlay.dll - Picture Motion Browser
  • ContentListView.dll - Content List Viewer
  • Convert4Upload.dll
  • DrpMP4RenderEngine.dll
  • giflib.dll - giflib DLL
  • GrouperUploader.dll - CrackleUploader
  • IFHls.dll - IFHls
  • IFRedEye.dll - IFRedEye
  • IFSharpness.dll - IFSharpness
  • IFToneCurve.dll - IFToneCurve
  • libjpegDll.dll - libjpeg DLL
  • libtiff.dll - libtiff DLL
  • LocaleSetting.dll
  • MPAnimeGif.dll - MPAnimeGif
  • MPDVAVI.dll - MPDVAVI
  • MPMJpeg.dll - MPMJpeg
  • MPMP4AVC.dll - MPMP4AVC
  • MPMpeg1.dll - MPMpeg1
  • MPMpeg2.dll - MPMpeg2
  • MPMpeg2TSAVC.dll - MPMpeg2TSAVC
  • MPMpeg4.dll - MPMpeg4
  • MPWMV.dll - MPWMV
  • ParseMP4.dll - ParseMP4
  • SPUAnnounce.exe - Information Tool
  • SPUAnnounceRes.dll
  • SPUBrowserLOC.dll
  • SPUContentAnalyzer.exe - Content Analyzer
  • SPUDCFImporter.exe - DCF Importer
  • SPUInit.exe - Settings Initialization Tool
  • SPUTranscode.dll - Video Transcoder
  • SPUVolumeWatcher.exe - Media Check Tool
  • DrpBasebandObject.dll
  • DrpTimelineObject.dll
  • DefSdkChannelMapping.dll - DefSdkChannelMapping (Channel Mapping)
  • DrpGeneralObject.dll
  • DrpPreviewEngine.dll
  • DefSdkVolumeControl.dll - DefSdkVolumeControl (Volume Control)
  • DrpDvAviEngine.dll
  • DrpDvAviObject.dll
  • DrpRawDvEngine.dll
  • DrpRawDVObject.dll
  • DrpSoundObject.dll
  • DrpStillEngine.dll
  • DrpStillObject.dll
  • AVIWriterCore.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp2.dll
  • DrpJpegEngine.dll
  • DrpMpegEngine.dll
  • DrpMpegObject.dll
  • DrpTiffEngine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SPUBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{46990F86-6D27-4044-8C7B-55846B9E7E5C}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SPUBrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\Browser\SPUBrowser.exe'.
  • SPUInit.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\sony\Sony Picture Utility\InitTool\SPUInit.exe'.

How do I remove Sony Picture Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Sony Picture Utility 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 Picture Utility 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 Picture Utility, 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 Picture Utility.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,938

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.99%
Windows Vista 27.34%
Windows XP 13.00%
Windows 8 7.66%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.77%
Windows 7 Professional 6.05%
Windows 8.1 2.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.13%
  Germany 6.53%
  United Kingdom 6.21%
  Canada 5.18%
  France 4.27%
  Italy 2.88%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Belgium 1.97%
  Brazil 1.88%
  Australia 1.82%
  Spain 1.60%
  Japan 1.16%
  Iran 1.13%
  India 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 24.02%
Dell 23.54%
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Acer 10.71%
GIGABYTE 5.08%
Toshiba 4.45%
American Megatrends 2.72%
ASUS 2.69%
Intel 2.30%
Sahara 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.59%
Sony VGN-NW21EF_S 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.25%
Sony VPCCW1S1E 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.74%

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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