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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,834
United States Rank #2,425
Reach 0.3713%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.30 days
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Average installed length: 221.66 days


VersionDistribution 5.39% 0.10% 6.78% 1.27% 37.99% 0.03% 0.14% 0.01% 2.81% 14.98% 3.82% 3.18% 3.32% 0.31% 0.84% 1.78% 0.89% 0.36% 0.10% 0.38% 0.88% 0.14% 0.39% 1.76% 0.03% 4.12% 0.01% 0.18% 0.04% 2.55% 0.18% 0.06% 0.01% 0.06% 0.17% 0.84% 0.06% 0.46% 0.96% 0.14% 0.03% 0.32% 1.99% 0.17%

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Setting Utility Series

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What is Setting Utility Series?  (from Sony)

This utility applies some default settings to various VAIO applications.


Setting Utility Series is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 vaio control center.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 11.1 MB (11,638,819 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of Setting Utility Series come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Setting Utility Series
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A7DA438C-2E43-4C20-BFDA-C1F4A6208558}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.1 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Setting Utility Series

Program executable:vaio control center.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio control center\vaio control center.exe
Additional files:
  • AppMonitorSetting.dll - Setting Utility Series
  • AutoDimmerSetting.dll
  • BCFSetting.dll
  • DisplaySetting.dll
  • GfxFrequencyControl.dll
  • HDDProtectionSetting.dll
  • InputSetting.dll
  • KBDBacklightSetting.dll
  • LEDSetting.dll
  • MagneticSensor.dll
  • PowerViewSetting.dll
  • RotationSetting.dll
  • SBMsg.exe
  • SBRes.dll
  • SpecialButtonSetting.dll - SpecialButtonDll
  • StaminaWallpaperSetting.dll
  • SUSCommonSetting.dll
  • SUSRes.dll
  • SystemSetting.dll
  • VCCAutoDimmer.exe
  • VCCAVDock.exe
  • VCCBootSequence.exe
  • VCCChecker.dll
  • VCCCheker.dll
  • VCCDocumentZoom.exe
  • VCCDVDButton.exe
  • VCCExternalOutput.exe
  • VCCHDMIControl.exe
  • VCCIlluminationLED.exe
  • VCCMegaBass.exe
  • VCCMonitorOff.exe
  • VCCMouseButton.exe
  • VCCPerformance.exe
  • VCCPointingDevice.exe
  • VCCPrinter.exe
  • VCCResolution.exe
  • VCCSpecialButton.exe
  • VCCTouchPanel.exe
  • ViewExternalCom.exe
  • Write_DefaultSetting.exe
  • BatteryCare.dll - Battery Care Function
  • BatteryCare.exe
  • VCCLidOpen.exe - Sony Power Management (SPM Module)
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • SNSAPIs.dll - Sony Notebook Setup (Sony Notebook Setup API Library)
  • VCCStorageProtection.exe - VAIO HDD Protection (HDD Protection Settings)
  • SUSLaunchStartDes.exe - SUSLaunchStartDes
  • WBCBatteryCare.exe - WBCBatteryCare
  • SetGammaCtrl.exe - SetGammaCtrl
  • PopHelp.exe - PopHelp (Excute Battery Pop Help.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • VCCMouseButton.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA2FBA7B-A8C6-4DF5-BF5D-01A516BAC689}' (runs on registration).
  • WBCBatteryCare.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Level4Month' (runs monthly on Mondays at 00:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WBCBatteryCare.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Level4Daily.

How do I remove Setting Utility Series?

Quickly and completely remove Setting Utility Series from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Setting Utility Series 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 Setting Utility Series, 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 Setting Utility Series.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.79%
Windows Vista 19.86%
Windows 10 8.07%
Windows XP 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.36%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.03%
Windows 10 Home 4.46%
Windows 7 Starter 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.89%
  United Kingdom 8.14%
  Germany 7.13%
  Italy 4.79%
  France 3.95%
  Canada 3.69%
  Iran 2.87%
  Brazil 2.59%
  Spain 2.43%
  Japan 2.39%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Mexico 1.67%
  India 1.40%
  Belgium 1.36%

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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