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Should I remove VAIO - Active Clip?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #15,860
United States Rank #23,427
Reach 0.0191%


VersionDistribution 1.87% 31.72% 0.37% 5.97% 1.12% 8.21% 30.60% 20.15%

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VAIO - Active Clip

What is VAIO - Active Clip?  (from Sony)

With Active Clip, you can easily clip an image displayed on the computer screen. You can save the image you clipped and use it in the document you are editing with other apps.


VAIO - Active Clip is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is active clip.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 1.19 MB (1,252,803 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 21% of users of VAIO - Active Clip come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Active Clip
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D5DFB462-F7B2-4782-8EDB-0B08F23D12A6}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO - Active Clip

Program executable:active clip.exe
Name:Active Clip
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\active clip\active clip.exe
Additional files:
  • ACSetting.dll - Active Clip
  • LaunchSettingTool.exe
  • PicClipAssist.exe
  • ShellExcuteNote.exe
  • ShowDesktop.exe
  • VAIO Clip.exe
  • VAIOSmartClipping.dll
  • Cutout.dll - Cutout

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchSettingTool.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Excute Note Anytime' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • VAIO Clip.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Active Clip.
  • Active Clip.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Active Clip.

How do I remove VAIO - Active Clip?

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

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.83%
  United Kingdom 7.08%
  Australia 6.67%
  Brazil 4.58%
  Italy 4.58%
  Saudi Arabia 3.75%
  Germany 3.75%
  Japan 3.33%
  Taiwan 2.92%
  Canada 2.92%
  Colombia 2.92%
  France 2.50%
  Thailand 2.50%
  Malaysia 2.08%

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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