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49% remove it51% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,022
United States Rank #7,211
Reach 0.3787%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.09 days
356.61 days >
Average installed length: 187.37 days


VersionDistribution 0.94% 3.94% 0.51% 0.96% 3.26% 0.02% 0.19% 0.02% 0.15% 2.73% 3.86% 2.39% 0.06% 0.60% 11.75% 35.37% 0.19% 2.69% 0.15% 0.23% 3.28% 5.20% 0.02% 21.51%

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VAIO - Media Gallery

What is VAIO - Media Gallery?  (from Sony)

VAIO Media Gallery offers a fun new way to make the most of your media. Enjoy the power to easily import, edit and burn your home movies to disc and listen to music based on your mood. There's nothing like creating something that's all your own. With truly special software bundled with most VAIO computers, you can crea...  Read more


VAIO - Media Gallery is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is vrlp.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 81.6 MB (85,560,663 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 11% of users of VAIO - Media Gallery come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Gallery
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DD88F979-FA58-41AC-980C-A6E1A82B61D9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 81.6 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO - Media Gallery

Program executable:vrlp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\media gallery\vrlp.exe
Additional files:
  • DXVAChecker.dll - DXVAChec Dynamic Link Library
  • PrtpMiddleTranslator.dll - PrtpMiddleTranslator
  • PrtpModeDetection.dll - PrtpModeDetection
  • clema_tec.dll
  • FrameCutter.dll
  • PrtpActiveX.dll
  • AddinManager.dll - Media Gallery (AddinManager)
  • appname.dll - AppName
  • DSMusicPlayerX.dll - DSMusicPlayerX
  • DSVideoPlayerX.dll - DSVideoPlayerX
  • ElbLib.dll - ElbLib
  • ElbMgicManager.dll - ElbMgicManager
  • ElbObjectFactory.dll - ElbObject
  • ElbRelationManager.dll - ElbRelation
  • ElbUtility.dll - ElbUtility
  • ElevatedTask.dll - ElevatedTask
  • HomeAddin.dll - HomeAddin
  • InitialSetting.dll - InitialSetting
  • LogicalCore.dll - LogicalCore
  • MgicAppIf.dll - MgicAppIf
  • MgicBrowserAddin.dll - MgicBrowserAddin
  • MgicPlayer.dll - MgicPlayer
  • MgicProtocol.dll - MgicProtocol
  • MgicUtils.dll - MgicUtils
  • MusicBrowserAddin.dll - MusicBrowserAddin
  • OnlineServiceYouTubeWebAlbum.dll - OnlineServiceYoutubeWebAlbum
  • PbeEngine.dll
  • PbeKicker.dll
  • PlayerAddin.dll - PlayerAddin
  • PVBrowserAddin.dll - PVBrowserAddin
  • Resource.dll - Resource
  • SearchAddin.dll - SearchAddin
  • SettingDlg.dll - SettingDlg
  • TemIp.dll - TemIp
  • VscmImporter.dll - VAIO Sample Contents Metadata Importer
  • PrtpResource.dll - PrtpResource
  • PrtpTemplate.dll - PrtpTemplate
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme dll
  • sgpuclb.dll - Sony gpu calibration dll
  • PrtpEngine.dll - PrtpEngine
  • PrtpData.dll - PrtpData
  • PrtpIF.dll - PrtpIF
  • ElbMediaBrowser.dll
  • ElbModelManager.dll
  • ElbRelationManagerProxy.dll
  • ElbServer.exe
  • ElbServerPS.dll
  • Interop.WINSATLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WINSATLib'.
  • cv110.dll - Open Source Computer Vision Library (The vision component of OpenCV)
  • cxcore110.dll - The core component of OpenCV

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ElbServer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Elbserver' and executes as C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exe /Stay.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ElbServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001169722%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009431%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002266%
0.015104% average

How do I remove VAIO - Media Gallery?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO - Media Gallery 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 - Media Gallery 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 - Media Gallery, 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 - Media Gallery.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.30%
Windows 8 5.51%
Windows XP 0.17%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.39%
Windows 7 Professional 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.21%
Windows 7 Starter 1.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.27% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 11.27%
  Germany 10.38%
  United States 8.51%
  India 5.63%
  Brazil 5.13%
  France 4.56%
  Italy 4.52%
  Canada 4.47%
  Japan 3.14%
  Spain 2.71%
  Netherlands 2.60%
  Iran 2.29%
  Belgium 2.16%
  Australia 1.92%

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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