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Should I remove Sony Ericsson Update Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,377
United States Rank #24,137
Reach 0.0398%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.83 days
880.08 days >
Average installed length: 462.42 days


VersionDistribution 9.69% 5.10% 5.23% 6.25% 9.18% 6.12% 0.26% 7.27% 6.38% 5.74% 13.39% 4.59% 0.26% 4.46% 3.83% 3.06% 4.34% 1.66% 2.04% 1.02% 0.13%

Sony Ericsson Update Engine

What is Sony Ericsson Update Engine?

Sony Ericsson Update Engine is a program designed to manage all installed Sony Ericsson programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is sony ericsson update engine.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 19.58 MB (20,529,969 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonyericsson.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update engine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Engine\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 19.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Ericsson Update Engine

Program executable:sony ericsson update engine.exe
Signed by:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
Path:C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update engine\sony ericsson update engine.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Sony Ericsson Update Engine.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Engine\Sony Ericsson Update Engine.exe'.

How do I remove Sony Ericsson Update Engine?

You can uninstall Sony Ericsson Update Engine 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 Update Engine, 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 Update Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.41%
Windows Vista 13.78%
Windows XP 13.14%
Windows 10 2.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.16% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.16%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  Sweden 10.15%
  France 9.27%
  United States 8.77%
  Spain 3.88%
  Japan 2.63%
  Norway 2.38%
  Taiwan 2.38%
  Australia 2.26%
  Austria 1.88%
  Italy 1.88%
  DK 1.88%
  Poland 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.22%
Acer 21.90%
Dell 17.61%
ASUS 6.09%
Toshiba 5.42%
Samsung 3.16%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Lenovo 1.81%
Intel 1.58%
Sony 1.58%
Medion 1.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.86%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.43%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.43%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.02%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 2.02%

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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