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Should I remove PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,022
United States Rank #5,626
Reach 0.1016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.01 days
295.39 days >
Average installed length: 155.21 days


VersionDistribution 0.25% 0.05% 15.53% 19.27% 64.90%

Typically installed together

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PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer

What is PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?  (from Sony)

PMB VAIO Edition is a software suite which enables you to browse and manipulate videos and still images imported to your computer. Have you ever wanted to find vacation photos or sports videos saved on VAIO, and felt frustrated when you couldn’t find them quickly? With PMB (Picture Motion Browser), you can automaticall...  Read more


PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer is a software program developed by Sony. It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named VIOptimizer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 14.76 MB (15,478,288 bytes). The installed file VAIOUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 38% of users of PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

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: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1873FFC1-FDCB-47E1-B7C7-F418211E3530}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer

Program executable:VIOptimizer.exe
Name:VAIO Image Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\VIOptimizer.exe
Additional files:
  • VAIOUpdate.dll - VAIOUpdate Dynamic Link Library (VAIOUpda Dynamic Link Library)
  • KstBrazil.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer (VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Brazil)
  • KstCommon.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common
  • KSTCommonCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common Core
  • KSTEngine.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer Engine
  • KstEnglish.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization English
  • KstFrench.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization French
  • KstGerman.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization German
  • KSTImageCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Image Core
  • KstItaly.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Italy
  • KstJapan.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Japan
  • KstKorea.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Korea
  • KstNetherlands.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Netherlands
  • KstPoland.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Poland
  • KstRussian.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Russian
  • KstSChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization SChinese
  • KstSpain.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Spain
  • KstTChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization TChinese
  • KSTVideoCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Video Core
  • VIOptimizer.exe
  • VIOTask.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOTask
  • VIOUtility.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOUtility
  • coreHDR.dll - EuTEC Pseudo HDR (EuTEC Pseudo High Dynamic Range)
  • rcpdblripp_t.dll
  • GpuClbCheck.dll - GpuClbCheckSDK (GpuCalibration Check)
  • rcpdblr.dll
  • rcpehdr.dll
  • rcpesnr.dll
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme dll
  • sgcuupc.dll - Sony upc dll
  • sgpuclb.dll - Sony gpu calibration dll
  • VSSUProcess.exe - VSSUProcess
  • coreSNR.dll - EuTEC SNR (EuTEC Spatial Noise Reduction)
  • diva.dll

How do I remove PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?

You can uninstall PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer 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 PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (VAIO Image Optimizer), 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 PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer.

Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.07%
Windows 10 7.78%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.37%
Windows 7 Professional 6.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.55%
Windows 10 Pro 0.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.14%
  United Kingdom 7.23%
  Germany 5.41%
  Canada 5.24%
  Italy 4.40%
  France 3.93%
  Iran 3.76%
  Brazil 3.34%
  Spain 2.16%
  Japan 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Mexico 1.56%
  Belgium 1.52%
  India 1.40%

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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