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Should I remove Sony PC Companion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,509
United States Rank #32,749
Reach 0.0336%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.10 days
917.30 days >
Average installed length: 481.97 days


2.10.094 100.00%

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Sony PC Companion 2.10.094

What is Sony PC Companion?  (from Sony)

PC Companion is a collection of tools and applications you can use when you connect your device to a computer. PC Companion contains Xperia™ Transfer, a tool for moving content from an iPhone to your new Xperia™ device. PC Companion also offers device software updates, contacts and calendar management, and a backup and...  Read more


Sony PC Companion 2.10.094 is a program developed by Sony. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The programs's main executable is pccompanion.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.21 MB of memory. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 64.87 MB (68,025,299 bytes). PhoneUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 18% of users of Sony PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in Spain and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F09EF8F2-0976-42C1-8D9D-8DF78337C6E3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 64.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.094

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
Signed by:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe
Additional files:
  • Calendar.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique CalendarView (CalendarView DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • SyncDataProviders.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Avanquest Synchronization Framework (Synchronization Data Providers Library)
  • Messaging.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Message Studio)
  • MapiThk.dll
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion CrashDump Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • CAgdLNote.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • PCCompanion.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Sony PC Companion' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005842761%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035579%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022849%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Sony PC Companion?

Quickly and completely remove Sony PC Companion 2.10.094 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sony PC Companion 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sony PC Companion 2.10.094, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PC Companion.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.97%
Windows Vista 10.38%
Windows XP 8.26%
Windows 8 3.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.45%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.01% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.01%
  Spain 6.36%
  Iran 6.14%
  Sweden 5.51%
  France 5.08%
  United States 4.87%
  Taiwan 4.66%
  United Kingdom 4.66%
  Japan 3.39%
  India 2.97%
  Brazil 2.75%
  Greece 2.12%
  Poland 2.12%
  Italy 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.45%
Dell 22.10%
Hewlett-Packard 21.38%
ASUS 9.42%
Toshiba 4.35%
Medion 2.54%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Lenovo 1.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 1750 2.10%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.10%

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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