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Should I remove Reader Library by Sony?

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 #6,414
United States Rank #4,253
Reach 0.0700%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.99 days
1038.15 days >
Average installed length: 545.47 days


VersionDistribution 92.90% 2.97% 0.94% 3.19%

Typically installed together

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Reader Library by Sony


Reader Library by Sony is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is eBook Library.exe. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 47.08 MB (49,365,975 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 70% of users of Reader Library by Sony come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B70E5793-F912-4C62-AFE2-C4F0B078FD31}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 47.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Reader Library by Sony

Program executable:eBook Library.exe
Name:eBook Library
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\eBook Library.exe
Additional files:
  • FskDocumentViewerAdobe.dll - Embedded PDF/EPUB Viewer for eBook Library (Embedded PDF/EPUB Viewer 9.1)
  • ebldetectie.dll - Reader Library (Reader Library Helper Plugin)
  • npebldetectmoz.dll
  • Reader Library.exe
  • eBook Library.exe - eBook Library
  • prsctr.dll - prsctr
  • FskBrowser.dll
  • CFLite.dll
  • coreaudiofilters.dll
  • DriveManager.dll - DriveManager Dynamic library (Drive Manager for MSC PRS)
  • ebookDevice.dll
  • ebookUsb.dll
  • FileAssociation.dll
  • fsEbook.dll
  • fsk.dll
  • FskDocumentViewer.dll
  • FskDocumentViewerRTF.dll
  • FskDocumentViewerWord.dll
  • FskFhGAACDec.dll
  • FskFhGMP3Dec.dll
  • FskImage.dll
  • Fskin.dll
  • FskinLocalize.dll
  • FskMediaPlayers.dll
  • FskMobileMediaDevice.dll
  • FskPower.dll
  • FskSecurity.dll
  • FskVectorGraphics.dll
  • fsZip.dll
  • icudt40.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin40.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc40.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • ktkBook.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libpng13.dll (by LibPng) - LibPng (LibPng: PNG image compression library)
  • libxml2.dll
  • libxslt.dll
  • PIM.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npebldetectmoz.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npebldetectmoz.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npebldetectmoz.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@sony.com/eBookLibrary' with a plugin key of '@sony.com/eBookLibrary' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Reader Library by Sony?

You can uninstall Reader Library by Sony 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 Reader Library by Sony, 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 Reader Library by Sony.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Reader Library by Sony you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.62%
Windows Vista 15.80%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows XP 7.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.21%
Windows 7 Professional 8.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.55%
Windows 10 Home 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.15%
  United Kingdom 9.73%
  Canada 9.62%
  Australia 2.06%
  Ireland 0.62%
  Russia 0.57%
  DK 0.51%
  Italy 0.51%
  Iran 0.41%
  Finland 0.36%
  Spain 0.31%
  UA 0.26%
  France 0.26%
  Sweden 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.38%
Hewlett-Packard 30.14%
Acer 13.28%
Toshiba 10.70%
ASUS 3.32%
Sony 3.32%
Intel 1.48%
Lenovo 1.11%
American Megatrends 0.86%
Gateway 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.95%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.23%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.23%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.23%

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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