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Should I remove Sony PC Companion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,962
United States Rank #5,306
Reach 0.1367%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.30 days
451.35 days >
Average installed length: 237.15 days


2.10.303 100.00%

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Sony PC Companion 2.10.303


Sony PC Companion 2.10.303 is a software program developed by Sony. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named pccompanion.exe. The setup package generally installs about 89 files and is usually about 34.49 MB (36,169,839 bytes). The installed file PhoneUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 32% of users of Sony PC Companion come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

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: 34.49 MB
Language: Portuguese (Portugal)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.303

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
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)
  • AvqBtSDK.dll (by Avanquest) - Avanquest Bluetooth SDK (Avanquest Bluetooth SDK DLL)
  • MapiThk.dll (by Avanquest Software)
  • Pexplore.exe (by Avanquest Software) - Sony PC Companion (Phone Explorer)
  • ObexKrnl.dll (by BVRP) - BVRP ObexKrnl (ObexKrnl)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • CalendarManager.dll
  • ContactManager.dll
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion CrashDump Library
  • Device.dll - Device Core Library
  • DeviceIO.dll - DeviceIO Core Library
  • DeviceSetup.dll - DeviceSetup Core Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • HTMLBrowser.dll - Web Browser Control Core Library
  • MTPDevServices.dll - MTP Devices Services Library
  • PhoneMigration.dll - PC Companion Phone Migration
  • PimData.dll - PimData Core Library
  • PNPXTasks.dll - PNPX Tasks Library
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • BtPlatform.dll
  • CAgdOutlook.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • libxt.dll
  • OMSILogsOnDesktop.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCompanion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A8DA3B7D-D5B2-4DC3-82A2-1FE782A76B9B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCCompanion.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
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.

How do I remove Sony PC Companion?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sony PC Companion 2.10.303, 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 PC Companion.

Win 10 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.23%
Windows 7 31.32%
Windows Vista 1.97%
Windows XP 1.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.44%
Windows 10 Pro 17.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.09%
Windows 7 Professional 7.11%
Windows 8.1 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.41%
  Germany 11.91%
  France 7.73%
  Italy 6.35%
  United Kingdom 5.66%
  Spain 3.72%
  Sweden 3.13%
  Brazil 2.34%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Poland 1.81%
  Norway 1.65%
  Mexico 1.22%
  Australia 1.09%
  Austria 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.33%
Acer 20.30%
ASUS 14.61%
Dell 11.52%
Lenovo 7.21%
Toshiba 6.30%
Samsung 5.33%
Medion 2.55%
MSI 1.21%
Sony 0.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.98%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.80%

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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