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Should I remove Sony Ericsson Update Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,810
United States Rank #24,108
Reach 0.0524%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.40 days
926.16 days >
Average installed length: 486.63 days


VersionDistribution 37.79% 7.66% 3.68% 12.69% 3.29% 4.26% 9.59% 8.82% 2.71% 6.59% 2.91%

Sony Ericsson Update Service

What is Sony Ericsson Update Service?

Sony Ericsson Update Service is the program which runs on the PC and checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. The program is primarily designed to keep the software up to date or provide product patches if required. In addition to releasing new versions of the software at regular intervals, the update program can provide additional information to the user. Users can choose a different schedule, or check manually if they don’t have a continuous Internet connection. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 update service.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 17.61 MB (18,470,616 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonyericsson.com/updateservice
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update service
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 17.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Ericsson Update Service

Program executable:update service.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update service\update service.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Update Service.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FAF69A25-A9C6-4C68-B92A-B8A89537B4B8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Update Service.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\Update Service.exe'.

How do I remove Sony Ericsson Update Service?

You can uninstall Sony Ericsson Update Service 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 Service, 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 Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.32%
Windows XP 11.92%
Windows Vista 7.95%
Windows 10 5.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.68%
Windows 7 Professional 11.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.43%
Windows 10 Home 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.41% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.41%
  United Kingdom 8.16%
  United States 7.00%
  France 5.93%
  Sweden 5.34%
  Spain 3.69%
  Iran 3.60%
  Poland 3.30%
  Japan 2.92%
  Mexico 2.53%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Taiwan 2.14%
  Greece 2.04%
  Italy 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.67%
Acer 21.35%
Dell 19.75%
ASUS 7.12%
Toshiba 3.74%
Intel 2.67%
American Megatrends 2.31%
Medion 2.31%
Lenovo 2.14%
Samsung 1.78%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.66%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.02%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.26%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.89%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.89%

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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