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Should I remove VAIO Marketing Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,762
United States Rank #31,166
Reach 0.1259%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.61 days
578.55 days >
Average installed length: 303.98 days

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VAIO Marketing Tools

What is VAIO Marketing Tools?

The Sony VAIO Marketing Tools is a program that is typically installed with various versions of VAIO laptops. Designed to run on startup as well as through a scheduled Windows task (during login to bypass UAC), the program is designed to deliver information about related Sony products that can be downloaded or purchased. This is an optional program.

Overview

It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 MarketingTools.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 12.5 MB (13,109,696 bytes).
Bundled relationships

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\Marketing Tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\Uninstaller.exe /bootstrap
Estimated size: 12.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Marketing Tools

Program executable:MarketingTools.exe
Name:Marketing Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe
MD5:c0df66fca432216a53611f60047b7aea
Additional files:
  • MarketingTools.exe - Marketing Tools
  • HammerProgram.dll - HammerProgram
  • Uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller
  • Win32Interop.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MarketingTools.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Marketing Tools' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MarketingTools.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MarketingTools' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

MarketingTools.exe
Memory:17.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001826737%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011575%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006692%
0.015104% average

How do I remove VAIO Marketing Tools?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Marketing Tools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall VAIO Marketing Tools 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 Marketing Tools, 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 Marketing Tools.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Sony
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.19%
Windows Vista 5.94%
Windows 8 4.70%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.27%
Windows 7 Professional 12.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.35%
Windows 7 Starter 4.10%
Windows 10 Home 2.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.28% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.28%
  United Kingdom 17.59%
  Italy 9.14%
  France 8.85%
  Spain 6.03%
  Netherlands 4.71%
  Belgium 4.31%
  Austria 3.62%
  Greece 3.16%
  Sweden 2.70%
  Russia 2.07%
  Turkey 1.67%
  Poland 1.61%
  United States 1.55%

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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