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VersionDistribution 5.06% 10.11% 1.12%
3.0 83.71%

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Image Converter 3

What is Image Converter 3?  (from Sony)

This software enables users to convert images and video stored on Memory Stick media into formats that can be used by PSP® and mylo® devices.


Image Converter 3 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named imageconverter3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 40.78 MB (42,758,582 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 47% of users of Image Converter 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Image Converter 3
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 40.78 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Image Converter 3

Program executable:imageconverter3.exe
Name:Image Converter 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\image converter 3\imageconverter3.exe
Additional files:
  • IcVzMonLauncher.exe - Image Converter VAIO Zone Recording Monitor Launcher
  • IcTrayIconMCE.exe - MCE Record for Image Converter3
  • IcTrayIconMCERes.dll
  • dvsysdat.dll - Sony DV System Data Library
  • aacencdll.dll - Sony Corp. aacencdll (aacencdll)
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • IcMCEMonitor.dll - IcMCEMonitor Module
  • AccessFile.dll - Image Converter 3 (AccessFile)
  • IcVzMon.exe - Image Converter recording monitor and conversion service
  • IcVzTrayIcon.exe - Image Converter recording monitor and converter
  • IcVzTrayIconRes.dll
  • ImageConverterRes.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp.dll
  • ICScsiSV.exe - Image Convewrter (Image Converter SCSI I/F Server)
  • MpegSysDec.dll - MpegSysDec. DLL (DLL)
  • DrpTranscoder.dll - DrpTranscoder
  • HelpHelper.dll - HelpHelper (HelpHelper DLL)
  • IcScsiSVps.dll - SonicStage (SonicStage Scsi I/F Server dll)
  • cscRes.dll - cscRes
  • Items.dll - Items (Items DLL)
  • csc.dll - csc
  • DrpQTEngine.dll
  • IcGpMonRes.dll - Image Converter Giga Pocket Aufnahmeüberwachung und Konvertierung
  • IcGpMon.exe - Image Converter Giga Pocket Recoding Monitor and Conversion
  • ipl.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Image Processing Library (ipl.dll is the IPLib dispatcher)
  • ipla6.dll (by Intel)
  • iplm5.dll
  • iplm6.dll
  • iplp6.dll
  • iplpx.dll
  • iplw7.dll
  • FileInfo.dll
  • Movie.dll
  • Exif.dll (by FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD) - Exif Toolkit DLL
  • ClieADDB.dll
  • CtxMenu.dll - CtxMenu
  • Cpuinf32.dll
  • libprcim.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ImageConverter3' with a class of {C6643EC0-49AC-4c15-A455-04104DB900A9}.
3 Services
  • IcVzMon.exe runs as a service named 'Image Converter video recording monitor for VAIO Entertainment' (Image Converter video recording monitor for VAIO Entertainment).
  • ICScsiSV.exe runs as a service named 'Image Converter SCSI Service' (ICScsiSV).
  • IcVzMonLauncher.exe runs as a service named 'IcVzMonLauncher' (IcVzMonLauncher).

How do I remove Image Converter 3?

You can uninstall Image Converter 3 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 Image Converter 3, 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 Image Converter 3.

Win Vista (SP2) 51%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 60.34%
Windows 7 25.70%
Windows 10 7.82%
Windows XP 6.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 44.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.99%
Windows Vista Business 9.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.21%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.82%
  Japan 15.45%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  France 3.18%
  Iran 2.73%
  Germany 2.73%
  Canada 2.27%
  Taiwan 1.82%
  Austria 1.82%
  Italy 1.82%
  Singapore 1.36%
  Australia 1.36%
  South Africa 0.91%
  Brazil 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 76.52%
Acer 7.58%
Dell 6.06%
ASUS 3.79%
Hewlett-Packard 2.27%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Medion 0.76%
Lenovo 0.76%
Intel 0.76%
Common models
Sony VGN-FZ140E 8.70%
Sony VGN-AR520E 5.80%
Sony VGN-CR120E 4.35%
Sony VGN-FZ150E 3.62%
Sony VGC-LS30E 2.90%
Sony VGN-FZ180E 2.17%

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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