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Should I remove Sony Mobile Update Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,205
United States Rank #10,569
Reach 0.2903%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.90 days
469.16 days >
Average installed length: 246.51 days


VersionDistribution 7.13% 7.24% 4.95% 0.38% 3.91% 6.03% 5.52% 5.44% 4.37% 1.89% 5.05% 5.82% 9.56% 6.71% 8.30% 4.81% 7.95% 0.65% 2.34% 0.28% 1.68%

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Sony Mobile Update Engine


Sony Mobile Update Engine is a program developed by Sony. 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 mobile update engine.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 29.53 MB (30,963,851 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 12% of users of Sony Mobile Update Engine come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonymobile.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update engine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Mobile\Update Engine\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 29.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Mobile Update Engine

Program executable:sony mobile update engine.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update engine\sony mobile update engine.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Sony Mobile Update Engine?

You can uninstall Sony Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile Update Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.99%
Windows 10 29.90%
Windows XP 3.58%
Windows Vista 3.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.98%
Windows 7 Professional 10.72%
Windows 8.1 9.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.89%
Windows 10 Home 4.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.74% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 11.74%
  United Kingdom 8.05%
  France 6.79%
  United States 5.85%
  India 5.41%
  Brazil 3.98%
  Sweden 3.29%
  Italy 3.29%
  Spain 3.13%
  Mexico 2.67%
  Australia 2.44%
  Poland 2.26%
  Canada 2.12%
  Netherlands 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.39%
Acer 19.72%
Dell 14.67%
ASUS 13.78%
Toshiba 6.44%
Samsung 5.49%
Lenovo 3.77%
Intel 1.34%
Sony 0.92%
MSI 0.89%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.71%
ASUS All Series 3.35%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.94%

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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Johnnyover a year ago
Required for connecting a Sony (Ericsson) cell phone to the PC :(