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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 634.05 days


2.02.015 100.00%

Sony Ericsson PC Companion 2.02.015

What is Sony Ericsson PC Companion?  (from Sony Ericsson)

PC Companion is a collection of tools and applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. PC Companion contains Xperia™ Transfer, a tool for moving content from your old phone to your new Xperia™ device. PC Companion also offers device software updates, contacts and calendar management, and a backu...  Read more


Sony Ericsson PC Companion 2.02.015 is a program developed by Sony Ericsson. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is pccompanion.exe. The software installer includes 70 files and is usually about 42.25 MB (44,303,589 bytes). PhoneUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 18% of users of Sony Ericsson PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonyericsson.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Companion\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F09EF8F2-0976-42C1-8D9D-8DF78337C6E3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 42.25 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Ericsson PC Companion 2.02.015

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony Ericsson PC Companion
Path:C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\sony ericsson pc companion\pccompanion.exe
Additional files:
  • HrMapi.dll - Sony Ericsson PC Suite (HrMapi)
  • ModExch.dll - ModExch
  • rpshell.exe - System Restore Management Application
  • PbkVista.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkVista (PbkVista DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • SyncDataProviders.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Avanquest Synchronization Framework (Synchronization Data Providers Library)
  • ClientWSDLL.dll (by OMSI Forum) - ClientWS Dynamic Link Library
  • Messaging.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Message Studio)
  • bvrpnac.dll - Queues Manager
  • MapiThk.dll
  • Synchronization.dll - Synchronization Engine Library
  • MngDriver.dll (by bvrp Software) - bvrp MngDriver (MngDriver)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • FileStudio.dll - PC Companion File Studio Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • pbkoutlk.dll (by BVRP Software) - PbkOutlook (Module d'accès annuaire MS Outlook)
  • PBKENGINE.dll (by BVRP Software) - PBKENGINE (Module d'accès annuaire)
  • ModemWiz.dll - PC Suite (Modem Wizard)
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • CAgdLNote.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • OMSILogsOnDesktop.exe
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll
  • Report.dll
  • WFP1N.dll - Transmission Software
  • wfp2n.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • PCCompanion.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Sony Ericsson PC Companion' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background.

How do I remove Sony Ericsson PC Companion?

You can uninstall Sony Ericsson PC Companion 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 Sony Ericsson PC Companion 2.02.015, 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 Sony Ericsson PC Companion.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Server 2003 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 13.79%
Windows Vista 7.76%
Windows 10 2.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.60% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 17.60%
  United States 12.80%
  United Kingdom 6.40%
  Taiwan 6.40%
  Sweden 4.80%
  France 3.20%
  Iran 3.20%
  Australia 2.40%
  Spain 2.40%
  Greece 2.40%
  Croatia 2.40%
  MK 2.40%
  Russia 2.40%
  Argentina 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.32%
Dell 17.54%
Hewlett-Packard 14.04%
ASUS 10.53%
American Megatrends 8.77%
Sony 7.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.17%
Acer Aspire 5552G 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite M300 1.09%

About Sony Ericsson

Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson) is a mobile phone manufacturing company owned by Sony Corporation.
Publisher URL: www.sonymobile.com


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