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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,951
United States Rank #31,269
Reach 0.0215%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.93 days
617.36 days >
Average installed length: 324.38 days


2.10.303 2.88%
2.10.297 2.40%
2.10.289 1.68%
2.10.281 3.13%
2.10.275 4.09%
2.10.259 3.37%
2.10.251 3.85%
2.10.245 4.33%
2.10.236 1.92%
2.10.235 0.72%
2.10.228 2.88%
2.10.226 2.16%
2.10.221 1.68%
2.10.211 1.68%
2.10.206 3.13%
2.10.197 3.61%
2.10.188 5.77%
2.10.181 6.73%
2.10.180 3.85%
2.10.179 1.92%
2.10.174 3.61%
2.10.173 4.33%
2.10.165 6.25%
2.10.155 5.53%
2.10.136 5.05%
2.10.115 4.09%
2.10.108 2.64%
2.10.094 2.88%
2.10.079 0.96%
2.10.065 0.96%
2.10.053 0.96%
2.10.030 0.24%
2.10.027 0.72%

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Sony PC Companion

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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 is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is 2.10.181, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is pccompanion.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 18.89 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 98.75 MB (103,541,784 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 12% of users of Sony PC Companion come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and France.

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: 98.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion

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:
  • AvqBtSDK.dll (by Avanquest) - Avanquest Bluetooth SDK (Avanquest Bluetooth SDK DLL)
  • rpshell.exe (by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) - Sony Ericsson PC Suite (System Restore Management Application)
  • PhoneUpdateTools.dll
  • PCCService.exe (by Avanquest Software) - Sony PC Companion (Sony PCCompanion Service)
  • PluginManager.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Plugin Manager Core Library
  • ObexKrnl.dll (by BVRP) - BVRP ObexKrnl (ObexKrnl)
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion (PC Companion CrashDump Library)
  • Device.dll - Device Core Library
  • DeviceIO.dll - DeviceIO Core Library
  • DeviceSetup.dll - DeviceSetup Core Library
  • DownloadManager.dll - Download Manager Core Library
  • HTMLBrowser.dll - Web Browser Control Core Library
  • MTPDevServices.dll - MTP Devices Services Library
  • PCCompanion.dll - PC Companion Core Library
  • PCCWebServices.dll - WebServices Core Library
  • PimData.dll - PimData Core Library
  • Statistics.dll - Statistics Core Library
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • NewUI.dll - New UI
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • BtPlatform.dll
  • MExplorer.dll
  • OMSILogsOnDesktop.exe
  • PCCompanionInfo.exe
  • Report.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCompanion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB5E8D18-5149-4BD8-946F-59DC623CD4FB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PCCompanion.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • PCCService.exe runs as a service named 'Sony PC Companion' (Sony PC Companion) "Provides support for Sony PC Companion Core and Services.".
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.
Network connections
  • PCCompanion.exe connects to lis01s06-in-f30.1e100.net ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0381420869%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01525932%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02288276%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:696,448
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:314 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:55 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0011051235%
Kernel CPU:0.00100193%
User CPU:0.00010320%
CPU cycles/sec:2,489
I/O reads/min:943 Bytes
I/O writes/min:1.88 KB
Memory:18.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0006381172%
Kernel CPU:0.00023839%
User CPU:0.00039973%

How do I remove Sony PC Companion?

Quickly and completely remove Sony PC Companion from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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, 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) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.78%
Windows 10 20.43%
Windows Vista 11.78%
Windows XP 6.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.72%
Windows 10 Home 7.51%
Windows 7 Professional 7.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.41% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 12.41%
  United States 9.79%
  France 9.31%
  Germany 8.83%
  Mexico 4.53%
  India 4.06%
  Sweden 3.34%
  Spain 3.34%
  Brazil 3.10%
  Australia 2.86%
  Belgium 2.15%
  Italy 2.15%
  Poland 2.15%
  Taiwan 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.44%
Acer 22.93%
ASUS 13.53%
Dell 10.90%
Toshiba 8.27%
Samsung 7.52%
Lenovo 3.01%
Intel 1.88%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.86%
INTEL DG31PR 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.14%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.14%

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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