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Should I remove VAIO Care Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,370
United States Rank #9,792
Reach 0.0203%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 71.14 days
656.60 days >
Average installed length: 345.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.00.1119 100.00%

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VAIO Care Update

What is VAIO Care Update?

VAIO Care Update is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named VAIORecommender.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Care Update

Program executable:VAIORecommender.exe
Name:VAIO Recommender
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender\VAIORecommender.exe
MD5:89d89648105152632a9a071e29f0984e
Additional files:
  • VAIORecommender.exe - VAIO Recommender
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • VAIORecommender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VAIORecommender' and executes as C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender\VAIORecommender.exe silent.

How do I remove VAIO Care Update?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Care 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 VAIO Care 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 VAIO Care 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 VAIO Care Update.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#15,370

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.49%
Windows Vista 15.79%
Windows 8 5.61%
Windows XP 2.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 12.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.44%
  Brazil 6.31%
  Canada 6.31%
  Iran 4.55%
  Mexico 2.53%
  Argentina 1.52%
  Turkey 1.01%
  South Africa 0.76%
  United Kingdom 0.51%
  MA 0.51%
  PR 0.51%
  Romania 0.51%
  SY 0.51%
  Australia 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 99.03%
Sahara 0.97%
Common models
Sony VPCCW21FX 4.37%
Sony VPCF115FM 4.37%
Sony VPCEB11FM 3.83%
Sony VGN-NW350F 3.28%
Sony VPCS111FM 3.28%
Sony VGN-NW270F 2.73%

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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