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Should I remove VAIO Security Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,492
United States Rank #26,645
Reach 0.0021%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.27 days
1010.88 days >
Average installed length: 531.14 days


2.02.0320 43.33%
2.01.0222 13.33%
1.02.1202 30.00%
1.01.1110 13.33%

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VAIO Security Center

What is VAIO Security Center?

VAIO Security Center is pre-installed on many laptop models. It is just a way for Sony to promote affiliates for trial and full installations of various anti-virus products including Norton, Webroot as well as other security products such as parental controls. In addition the software will show users what types of security programs they currently have running.

About  (from Sony)

The moment you connect when you go online, your VAIO Notebook is exposed to a multiple of privacy and security risks beyond your control. Protect your VAIO by activating the preinstalled 60 day subscription of McAfee┬« Internet Security. McAfee┬« VirusScan helps you to detect thousands of viruses on your computer, includ...  Read more


The most used version is 2.02.0320, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is VSC.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 664.11 KB (680,048 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sony
URL: www.sony.com/pcsupport
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F
Estimated size: 664.11 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Security Center

Program executable:VSC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center\VSC.exe
  • VSC.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VSC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIOSecurity' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center\VSC.exe" 1.

How do I remove VAIO Security Center?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Security Center 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 Security Center 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 Security Center, 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 Security Center.

Win XP 70%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 80.00%
Windows 7 16.67%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 80.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.85%
  Canada 8.51%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Indonesia 2.13%
  Saudi Arabia 2.13%
  United Kingdom 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 82.14%
Intel 7.14%
Dell 3.57%
Acer 3.57%
ASUS 3.57%
Common models
Sony VGN-C140G 7.69%
Sony VGN-TXN17P 3.85%
Sony VGN-SZ110 3.85%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 3.85%
ASUSTeK U41JF 3.85%
Sony VGN-FS940 3.85%

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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