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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 304.41 days


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Sony PC Companion 2.10.165

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 2.10.165 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 programs's main executable is pccompanion.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.33 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 77 files and is usually about 99.22 MB (104,040,853 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 8% of users of Sony PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Taiwan.

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: 99.22 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.165

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
Signed by:Sony Mobile Communications
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • Calendar.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique CalendarView (CalendarView DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • rpshell.exe (by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB) - Sony Ericsson PC Suite (System Restore Management Application)
  • MapiThk.dll (by Avanquest Software)
  • BackupRestore.dll (by Avanquest Software) - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • ContactManager.dll
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion CrashDump Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • PhoneMigration.dll - PC Companion Phone Migration
  • AvqBtEnum.exe
  • CAgdOutlook.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • OMSILogsOnDesktop.exe
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCompanion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB5E8D18-5149-4BD8-946F-59DC623CD4FB}' (runs on registration).
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:24.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024716247%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00170873%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00076289%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,089,670
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:221 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:87 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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 2.10.165, 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.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.74%
Windows 10 14.76%
Windows XP 9.65%
Windows Vista 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.50%
Windows 8 Pro 4.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.50% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 8.50%
  United Kingdom 5.95%
  Taiwan 5.81%
  United States 5.62%
  France 5.18%
  Croatia 4.46%
  Japan 4.27%
  MK 3.98%
  Brazil 3.84%
  Sweden 3.17%
  Poland 3.07%
  India 2.74%
  Spain 2.59%
  Italy 2.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.01%
Acer 20.29%
Dell 17.76%
ASUS 14.24%
Samsung 4.50%
Toshiba 3.36%
Lenovo 3.03%
Intel 2.54%
American Megatrends 1.55%
Sony 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.30%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.26%
LENOVO 20079 2.04%

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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