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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,355
United States Rank #6,018
Reach 0.0342%

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.0.02180 5.00%
4.0.0.01080 1.67%
3.0.0.06230 0.21%
2.00.1013 32.71%
1.01.0722 35.00%
1.00.062308 1.25%
1.00.042508 9.58%
1.00.030608 13.96%
1.00.0707 0.63%

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VAIO Wireless Wizard

What is VAIO Wireless Wizard?  (from Sony)

VAIO Wireless Wizard is a program that will automatically setup your VAIO notebook to a wireless network while Help and Support provides a Guided Help approach for connecting to your wireless network. Each computer in the network uses a router or access point to handle all data transfer and network traffic. You can eas...  Read more

Overview

VAIO Wireless Wizard is a software program developed by Sony. It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is 1.01.0722, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named vgc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 14.39 MB (15,086,895 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of VAIO Wireless Wizard come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Wireless Wizard
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Estimated size: 14.39 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Wireless Wizard

Program executable:vgc.exe
Name:VAIO Wireless Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Wireless Wizard\vgc.exe
MD5:d48eb3c29cfb14dd95ff754a0fb4c966
Additional files:
  • snyutils.dll - SnyUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • AesUtils.dll - VAIO Wireless Wizard (AesUtils)
  • ConnectionProfile.dll - ConnectionProfile
  • ConnectionSetupBL.dll - ConnectionSetupBL
  • ConnectionSetupUI.dll - ConnectionSetupUI
  • dictionarylookup.dll - DictionaryLookup
  • LocalizationTools.dll - LocalizationTools
  • Logging.dll - Logging Dynamic Link Library
  • LoggingWrapper.dll - LoggingW Dynamic Link Library
  • ManagedNativeWiFi.dll - ManagedN Dynamic Link Library
  • messagexml.dll - MessageXML
  • nativewifiwrap.dll
  • resources.dll - Resources
  • Router.dll - Router
  • snyutilswrapper.dll - SnyUtils
  • sonycommonlib.dll - Sony Common Library
  • Tracer.dll - Tracer
  • VSNConnector.dll - VSNConnector
  • VWLASU.exe
  • WCNConfigure.dll - WCNConfi Dynamic Link Library
  • wlansetup.exe - wlansetup
  • WPFControls.dll - WPFControls
  • WPSUtilsWrapper.dll - WPSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • interop.netfwtypelib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Interop.NATUPNPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NATUPNPLib'.
  • interop.wifimanlib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WiFiManLib'.
  • chilkatdotnet2.dll (by Chilkat Software) - Chilkat .NET Class Library, V2.0 .NET Framework (Chilkat .NET 2.0 Framework Assembly)
  • interop.helppane.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelpPane'.
  • AutoLaunch.exe (by Sony Electronics) - AutoLaunch
  • veswrap.dll
  • AutoLaunchWLASU.exe (by Sony Electronics) - AutoLaunchWLASU
  • wifiman.dll (by Nicomsoft) - WiFi Manager (WiFi Manager Library)
  • WWANTutorial.exe - WWANTutorial
  • VWLASU.ocx - VWLASU

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutoLaunchWLASU.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VWLASU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Wireless Wizard\AutoLaunchWLASU.exe".

How do I remove VAIO Wireless Wizard?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Wireless Wizard 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 Wireless Wizard 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 Wireless Wizard, 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 Wireless Wizard.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Sony
 
OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 80.04%
Windows 7 17.88%
Windows 8 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 73.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.58%
Windows Vista Business 4.58%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.32%
  Canada 3.51%
  Iran 3.37%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Colombia 0.67%
  India 0.67%
  Germany 0.67%
  United Kingdom 0.67%
  Mexico 0.54%
  Chile 0.40%
  Argentina 0.40%
  PR 0.40%
  Netherlands 0.40%
  Panama 0.27%

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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