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Should I remove Sony Ericsson Update Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,442
United States Rank #8,619
Reach 0.4758%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.38 days
1161.73 days >
Average installed length: 610.40 days


VersionDistribution 4.87% 6.17% 0.25% 9.84% 32.97% 8.15% 2.86% 0.35% 1.66% 0.61% 2.50% 1.40% 0.79% 0.46% 4.91% 4.87% 1.56% 1.10% 1.41% 0.86% 0.48% 0.10% 0.19% 3.41% 1.98% 1.68% 0.76% 0.79% 1.61% 1.42%

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 3 files and is usually about 24.17 MB (25,339,730 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonymobile.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update engine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Engine\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 24.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Ericsson Update Engine

Program executable:sony ericsson update engine.exe
Signed by:Sony Mobile Communications
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:\Programas\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.

Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.85%
Windows 10 12.29%
Windows XP 8.08%
Windows Vista 5.77%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.31%
Windows 8 Pro 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.18% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 12.18%
  United Kingdom 6.44%
  France 6.18%
  United States 5.05%
  Taiwan 4.98%
  Spain 4.64%
  Sweden 4.43%
  Italy 3.00%
  Brazil 2.70%
  Poland 2.55%
  India 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  Japan 2.13%
  Australia 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.64%
Hewlett-Packard 21.94%
Dell 16.27%
ASUS 12.75%
Toshiba 6.45%
Samsung 4.70%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 1.34%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Medion 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.23%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.21%

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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