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Should I remove SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,953
United States Rank #24,573
Reach 0.0066%


1.01.0003 1.56%
1.01.0001 98.44%

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SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility


SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 1.01.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named displaylinkui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 10.16 MB (10,654,979 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E3D4D2B9-5333-41E2-A42B-D92A22C270B3}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.16 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility

Program executable:displaylinkui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\displaylink core software\displaylinkui.exe
Additional files:
  • AddOnApi.dll (by DisplayLink) - DisplayLink Core Software v4.5.13507.0 (DisplayLink Add-On Api)
  • DisplayLinkManager.exe (by DisplayLink) - DisplayLinkManager Application
  • DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe - DisplayLink Core Software v5.2.22617.0 (DisplayLinkUserAgent Application)
  • InstallerApi.dll - DisplayLink Installer Api
  • RunAfterMsiexec.exe - DisplayLink Core Software v7.0.41409.0 (DisplayLink RunAfterMsiexec)
  • ThirdPartyHelper.dll - DisplayLink ThirdParty Helper
  • DisplayLinkusb.dll (by http://libusb-win32.sourceforge.net) - DisplayLinkUSB - DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DisplayLinkManager.exe runs as a service named 'DisplayLinkManager' (DisplayLinkService) "Manages DisplayLink Graphics Adapters according to Windows display properties".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DisplayLinkUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SONY VGP-UPR1 (Display Adapter)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUI.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DisplayLinkManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.72 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005559974%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045544%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010055%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0002057828%
Kernel CPU:0.00016160%
User CPU:0.00004419%
CPU cycles/sec:111,322
I/O reads/min:59 Bytes
I/O writes/min:374 Bytes

How do I remove SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility?

Quickly and completely remove SONY VGP-UPR1 (Display Adapter) Utility from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility 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 SONY VGP-UPR1 (Display Adapter) Utility, 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 SONY VGP-UPR1 Display Adapter Utility.

Win Vista (SP2) 53%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 57.81%
Windows 7 34.38%
Windows 10 7.03%
Windows XP 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 45.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 8.73%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.56%
Windows Vista Business 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.16%
  United Kingdom 12.34%
  Mexico 7.14%
  Germany 5.84%
  Brazil 3.90%
  Canada 3.90%
  Italy 2.60%
  Romania 1.95%
  Iran 1.95%
  Chile 1.30%
  Austria 1.30%
  Portugal 1.30%
  Spain 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 95.54%
Dell 3.57%
Acer 0.89%
Common models
Sony VGN-NS110E 3.28%
Sony VGN-NR330FE 2.46%
Sony VGN-NR160E 2.46%
Sony VGN-FW11S 2.46%
Sony VGN-FZ21M 2.46%
Sony VGN-AR825E 1.64%

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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