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Should I remove Sony Mobile Update Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,380
United States Rank #18,670
Reach 0.0913%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.86 days
526.91 days >
Average installed length: 276.85 days


VersionDistribution 2.00% 2.95% 1.72% 0.33% 3.39% 2.33% 2.89% 3.84% 1.45% 0.72% 0.72% 3.11% 2.95% 9.89% 0.11% 3.28% 3.89% 4.28% 2.00% 0.33% 3.50% 0.94% 3.17% 5.78% 0.22% 1.50% 1.33% 2.72% 4.56% 3.28% 3.89% 3.34% 5.06% 1.61% 1.56% 1.83% 0.56% 2.50% 0.44%

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Sony Mobile Update Service

What is Sony Mobile Update Service?

Sony Mobile Update Service is the updater program which runs with Windows (in the background as a service) and automatically starts up when your computer boots. It checks for updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings.


The most used version 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 main program executable is update service.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 21.47 MB (22,511,385 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonymobile.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update service
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Mobile\Update Service\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 21.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sony Mobile Update Service

Program executable:update service.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony mobile\update service\update service.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.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 Mobile Update Service?

You can uninstall Sony Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile Update Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.58%
Windows 10 27.10%
Windows XP 6.27%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.84%
Windows 7 Professional 9.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.63%
Windows 8 Pro 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.25% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 9.25%
  France 8.54%
  United States 7.01%
  United Kingdom 5.72%
  India 4.12%
  Italy 3.36%
  Mexico 3.12%
  Brazil 3.06%
  Taiwan 2.89%
  Spain 2.47%
  Japan 2.47%
  Sweden 2.36%
  Iran 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.85%
Acer 18.70%
Dell 17.22%
ASUS 15.94%
Toshiba 5.61%
Samsung 5.22%
Lenovo 3.35%
Intel 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.38%
Sony 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.02%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.20%

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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