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Should I remove Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,720
United States Rank #45,192
Reach 0.0140%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.01 days
177.31 days >
Average installed length: 93.16 days


VersionDistribution 13.70% 33.70% 4.07% 48.52%

Typically installed together

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Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care


Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named vhd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 24 MB (25,166,039 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 65% of users of Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Recovery\plugins
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EC153498-00E1-4C9C-89BE-81527C6750BE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x040c -removeonly
Estimated size: 24 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care

Program executable:vhd.exe
Name:VAIO Hardware Diagnostics
VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Component Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio recovery\plugins\vhd.exe
Additional files:
  • bdrom.dll - VAIO Hardware Diagnostics (VAIO Hardware Diagnostics DLL)
  • cdrom.dll
  • CommLib.dll - CommLib DLL
  • cpu.dll
  • dvdrom.dll
  • hdd.dll
  • HwConfig.dll
  • InformationCheck.exe
  • lan.dll
  • MemoryStick.dll
  • ODD.dll
  • ODDDiagchk.exe
  • ODDInfoCheck.dll - ODDInformation.dll
  • Optical.dll
  • Resbitmap.dll - Resbitmap DLL
  • SD.dll
  • SmartInfoCheck.dll - SMARTInformation.dll
  • usb.dll
  • vhdMediachk.exe
  • video.dll
  • PartitionDisplayESN.dll - PartitionDisplayRes DLL (Partition Display Resource Dynamic Link Library)
  • PartitionDisplayFRA.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InformationCheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VHDInformationCheck32' (runs monthly on Mondays at 22:00).

How do I remove Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care?

Quickly and completely remove Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care 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 Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care, 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 Plug-in de Diagnostic matériel VAIO Care.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.63%
Windows 7 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.22%
Windows 10 Home 15.24%
Windows 8 11.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.58%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.23%
Windows 10 Pro 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.20% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 65.20%
  United States 7.20%
  Belgium 6.80%
  Canada 5.60%
  MA 3.60%
  DZ 3.60%
  Spain 2.00%
  NC 0.80%
  Switzerland 0.80%
  Luxembourg 0.80%
  United Kingdom 0.80%
  Brazil 0.40%
  Austria 0.40%
  GF 0.40%

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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