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Should I remove Sony PC Companion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,121
United States Rank #40,813
Reach 0.0166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 199.32 days
810.64 days >
Average installed length: 425.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.10.108 100.00%

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Sony PC Companion 2.10.108

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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

Overview

Sony PC Companion 2.10.108 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 18.89 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 75 files and is usually about 80.75 MB (84,672,024 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 XP. While about 18% of users of Sony PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States 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: 80.75 MB
Language: Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.108

Program executable:pccompanion.exe
Name:Sony PC Companion
Signed by:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe
MD5:d6236d82fa5a8315c302888f22b1ea40
Additional files:
  • Calendar.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique CalendarView (CalendarView DLL)
  • PbkVista.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkVista (PbkVista DLL)
  • PbkLN.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique PbkLN (PbkLN DLL)
  • Messaging.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Message Studio)
  • MapiThk.dll (by Avanquest Software)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion CrashDump Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • InternetConnection.dll - PC Companion Internet Connection Library
  • CAgdLNotes.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll
  • Report.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCompanion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{077128B4-DC5C-4BD1-A453-BDBD8681FCA5}' (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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

pccompanion.exe
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
Switches/sec:10
70 average
I/O reads/min:314 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:55 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Sony PC Companion?

Quickly and completely remove Sony PC Companion 2.10.108 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 2.10.108, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows XP 9.94%
Windows Vista 6.21%
Windows 10 5.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.97%
Windows 7 Professional 11.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.42%
Windows 8 Pro 2.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.38% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.38%
  United States 7.17%
  Taiwan 5.30%
  France 5.30%
  Iran 5.30%
  Spain 4.98%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Poland 3.74%
  Sweden 3.43%
  Italy 3.12%
  Hungary 2.80%
  Austria 2.49%
  Japan 2.18%
  Netherlands 2.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.26%
Dell 15.70%
Hewlett-Packard 15.12%
ASUS 13.37%
GIGABYTE 12.79%
Lenovo 5.81%
Toshiba 4.65%
American Megatrends 2.91%
Intel 1.74%
Sahara 1.74%
Samsung 1.74%
Medion 1.16%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 4.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
Acer Aspire X3950 2.46%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.46%
Acer Aspire 7750G 1.64%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.64%

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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