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Sony PC Companion 2.10.030

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 2.10.030 is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The main program executable is pccompanion.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 53.28 MB (55,870,626 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 XP. While about 24% of users of Sony PC Companion come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

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: 53.28 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.030

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe
Additional files:
  • PbkVista.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkVista (PbkVista DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • SyncData.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Avanquest Synchronization Framework (Synchronization Data Library)
  • SyncDataProviders.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Synchronization Data Providers Library
  • PluginManager.dll - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Plugin Manager Core Library)
  • AvqBtSDK.dll (by Avanquest) - Avanquest Bluetooth SDK (Avanquest Bluetooth SDK DLL)
  • bvrpnac.dll - Sony Ericsson PC Suite (Queues Manager)
  • ModExch.dll (by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) - ModExch
  • MapiThk.dll
  • PhoneUpdateTools.dll
  • MngDriver.dll (by bvrp Software) - bvrp MngDriver (MngDriver)
  • ObexKrnl.dll (by BVRP) - BVRP ObexKrnl (ObexKrnl)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • Device.dll - Device Core Library
  • DeviceIO.dll - DeviceIO Core Library
  • DeviceSetup.dll - DeviceSetup Core Library
  • DownloadManager.dll - Download Manager Core Library
  • FileStudio.dll - PC Companion File Studio Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • HTMLBrowser.dll - Web Browser Control Core Library
  • InternetConnection.dll - PC Companion Internet Connection Library
  • PCCompanion.dll - PC Companion Core Library
  • PimData.dll - PimData Core Library
  • SonyEricssonMTPExt.dll - Sony Ericsson MTP Extension Library
  • Statistics.dll - Statistics Core Library
  • PBKENGINE.dll (by BVRP Software) - PBKENGINE (Module d'accès annuaire)
  • ModemWiz.dll - PC Suite (Modem Wizard)
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • NewUI.dll - New UI
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • BtPlatform.dll
  • CAgdLNote.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • MExplorer.dll
  • PCCompanionInfo.exe
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll
  • Report.dll
  • SyncMTP.dll
  • TMonitorAPI.dll
  • Toshiba.dll

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 2.10.030, 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 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.34%
Windows XP 17.24%
Windows Vista 17.24%
Windows 10 5.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.24%
  Germany 12.12%
  Italy 6.06%
  Spain 6.06%
  Brazil 4.55%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Greece 4.55%
  Mexico 4.55%
  Japan 4.55%
  France 4.55%
  Australia 3.03%
  Sweden 3.03%
  Switzerland 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Acer 19.05%
Dell 11.90%
Sony 11.90%
Samsung 4.76%
Intel 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Toshiba 4.76%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Medion 2.38%
Lenovo 2.38%
Common models
Sony VPCYB1S1E 2.08%
Sony VGNFW490JEB 2.08%
Sony VGN-NW240F 2.08%
PositivoPIH55BO 2.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 2.08%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.08%

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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