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Should I remove LocationFree Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,288
United States Rank #9,232
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.59 days
3.39 days >
Average installed length: 1.78 days


4.02.0000 33.92%
4.01.0000 11.66%
3.02.0000 52.65%
3.01.0000 1.06%
3.00.0000 0.35%
2.00.0000 0.35%

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LocationFree Player

What is LocationFree Player?

Sony's LocationFree is the marketing name for a group of products and technologies for timeshifting and placeshifting streaming video. The LocationFree Player is an internet-based multifunctional device used to stream live television broadcasts (including digital cable and satellite), DVDs and DVR content over a home network or the internet. It is in essence a remote video streaming server product (similar to the Slingbox).


The most used version is 3.02.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 10.4 MB (10,899,974 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\LocationFreePlayer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D937DD80-3928-4617-876F-538A25AECB17}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by LocationFree Player

  • aacdecdll.dll - Sony MPEG4 AAC Decoder (aacdecdll)
  • LFPC1J.exe - LocationFree Player
  • LFPC3.exe
  • LfxBcf.dll - LfxBcf Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcApplication.dll
  • LfxPcCommon.dll - LfxPcCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcKeyHook.dll - LfxPcKeyHook Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcMessage.dll - LfxPcMessage Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcPanel.dll - LfxPcPanel Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcRemocon.dll - LfxPcRemocon Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcResource.dll - LfxPcResource Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcResourceJP.dll
  • LfxPcResourceUS.dll
  • LfxPcSetup.dll - LfxPcSetup Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcStreamEngine.dll - LfxPcStreamEngine Dynamic Link Library
  • LfxPcWizard.dll - LfxPcWizard Dynamic Link Library
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LFPC3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8582CA4-ABAE-4D4E-90A8-910E306CABAB}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LFPC3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\LocationFreePlayer\LFPC3\LFPC3.exe'.

How do I remove LocationFree Player?

You can uninstall LocationFree Player 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 LocationFree Player, 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 LocationFree Player.

Win Vista (SP2) 65%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 79.65%
Windows 7 15.09%
Windows 10 3.51%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 72.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.91%
Windows Vista Business 3.56%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.24%
  Canada 1.52%
  Indonesia 0.87%
  Iran 0.87%
  Japan 0.65%
  Korea 0.43%
  Russia 0.43%
  India 0.43%
  Mexico 0.43%
  Venezuela 0.43%
  PR 0.43%
  Germany 0.43%
  Vietnam 0.22%
  Brazil 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 96.14%
Acer 1.16%
Dell 1.16%
Hewlett-Packard 0.77%
Common models
Sony VGN-CR220E 5.70%
Sony VGN-FZ140E 4.94%
Sony VGN-NR120E 4.18%
Sony VGN-AR630E 4.18%
Sony VGN-FZ240E 4.18%
Sony VGN-NR220E 3.80%

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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