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Should I remove FeliCa Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,613
United States Rank #47,149
Reach 0.0221%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.69 days
374.30 days >
Average installed length: 196.66 days


VersionDistribution 9.20% 42.99% 27.59% 2.53% 6.90% 2.99% 1.61% 0.92% 2.53% 0.23% 0.46% 2.07%

Typically installed together

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FeliCa Launcher

What is FeliCa Launcher?

FeliCa is a contactless RFID smart card system from Sony. FeliCa supports simultaneous access of up to 8 blocks (1 block is 16 bytes). If an IC card is moved outside of the power-supplied area during the session, the FeliCa card automatically discards incomplete data to restore the previous state. Sony has built a FeliCa reader/writer known as "FeliCa Port" into their VAIO PC line. Using the device, FeliCa cards can be used over the Internet for shopping and charging FeliCa cards.


The most used version is, 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 felicalauncher.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 8.71 MB (9,129,853 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.co.jp/Products/felica/consumer/download/felicalauncher.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\FeliCa Launcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ED839EC7-1AD9-4F4E-8B6C-AC3A70CFDECB}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0011 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.71 MB
Language: Japanese

Program filesFiles installed by FeliCa Launcher

Program executable:felicalauncher.exe
Name:FeliCa Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\felica launcher\felicalauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • ResJp.dll - FeliCa Launcher (Resource File for FeliCa Launcher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FeliCaLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FeliCa Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\FeliCa Launcher\FeliCaLauncher.exe" /AutoStart.

How do I remove FeliCa Launcher?

You can uninstall FeliCa Launcher 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FeliCa Launcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 FeliCa Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.86%
Windows 10 15.40%
Windows Vista 4.83%
Windows XP 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.58%
Windows 7 Professional 18.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.46%
Windows 8 Pro 2.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.59% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 93.59%
  United States 3.80%
  China 0.71%
  Hong Kong 0.48%
  Taiwan 0.24%
  India 0.24%
  Korea 0.24%
  France 0.24%
  Turkey 0.24%
  Vietnam 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 37.31%
Dell 20.40%
NEC 15.92%
Hewlett-Packard 5.47%
Acer 4.48%
Toshiba 2.49%
ASUS 2.49%
Lenovo 2.49%
Intel 1.49%
Apple 1.49%
Common models
Sony VPCEB17FJ 2.78%
ASUS All Series 2.78%
Sony VPCEB29FJ 2.78%
Sony VPCEB18FJ 2.22%
Sony VPCL128FJ 2.22%

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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