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Should I remove SOE Web Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,754
United States Rank #7,592
Reach 0.0375%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.17 days
565.49 days >
Average installed length: 297.12 days


VersionDistribution 93.91% 0.14% 0.27% 0.14% 0.81% 0.41% 0.14% 0.27% 0.95% 2.44% 0.14% 0.27% 0.14%

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SOE Web Installer

What is SOE Web Installer?

SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) Web Installer is an ActiveX control or web browser extension/plugin that is used to launch various Sony published video games online. This utility is required to play these games.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,593,726 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: launch.soe.com/plugin
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony online entertainment
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Online Entertainment\UninstallPlugin.exe
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SOE Web Installer

  • npsoe.dll - SOE Web Installer
  • npsoeact.dll
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • UninstallPlugin.exe (by - Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npsoe.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'SOE Web Installer' with a plugin key of '@soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3'.

How do I remove SOE Web Installer?

You can uninstall SOE Web Installer 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 SOE Web Installer, 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 SOE Web Installer.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.53%
Windows 10 15.16%
Windows Vista 7.58%
Windows XP 4.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.80%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.39%
Windows 8.1 5.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.08%
  Germany 4.51%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Brazil 3.99%
  Canada 3.57%
  Australia 1.68%
  Argentina 1.68%
  New Zealand 1.15%
  Spain 1.15%
  Colombia 1.05%
  Italy 1.05%
  Israel 0.94%
  Romania 0.94%
  France 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.42%
Dell 22.13%
Acer 18.00%
ASUS 7.59%
Toshiba 7.59%
Lenovo 4.34%
Alienware 2.17%
Samsung 1.95%
Intel 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.58%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.15%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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