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19% remove it81% keep it
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Average installed length: 385.84 days


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Sony PC Companion 2.10.115

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 2.10.115 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 77 files and is usually about 73.45 MB (77,017,776 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 15% of users of Sony PC Companion come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

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: 73.45 MB
Language: Polish (Poland)

Program filesFiles installed by Sony PC Companion 2.10.115

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:
  • 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)
  • SyncDataProviders.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Avanquest Synchronization Framework (Synchronization Data Providers Library)
  • Messaging.dll (by Avanquest Software) - Sony Ericsson PC Companion (Message Studio)
  • MapiThk.dll
  • PhoneUpdateTools.dll
  • Synchronization.dll - Synchronization Engine Library
  • PluginManager.dll - Sony PC Companion (Plugin Manager Core Library)
  • BackupRestore.dll - PC Companion (BackupRestore Plugin Library)
  • Contacts.dll - Contacts Plugin Library
  • ContactSetup.dll
  • CrashDump.dll - PC Companion CrashDump Library
  • Device.dll - Device Core Library
  • DeviceSetup.dll - DeviceSetup Core Library
  • FileStudio.dll - PC Companion File Studio Library
  • GMailSync.dll
  • HTMLBrowser.dll - Web Browser Control Core Library
  • PCCompanion.dll - PC Companion Core Library
  • PimData.dll - PimData Core Library
  • SonyEricssonMTPExt.dll - Sony Ericsson MTP Extension Library
  • Statistics.dll - Statistics Core Library
  • pbkoutlk.dll (by BVRP Software) - PbkOutlook (Module d'accès annuaire MS Outlook)
  • CAgdLNotes.dll
  • CAgdOutlook.dll
  • CalEngine.dll
  • PCCompanionInfo.exe
  • Pexplore.exe
  • PhoneUpdate.dll
  • Report.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PCCompanion.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F85F6AF9-7249-4BC8-9FA8-865D7AC13177}' (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

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:1.93 MB
Total CPU:0.0023719035%
Kernel CPU:0.00210689%
User CPU:0.00026501%
CPU cycles/sec:3,398
I/O writes/min:21 Bytes

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 2.10.115, 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) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.14%
Windows XP 12.11%
Windows Vista 8.29%
Windows 10 7.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.81%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.22% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 15.22%
  United States 7.36%
  Spain 6.55%
  France 5.07%
  Iran 4.42%
  United Kingdom 4.09%
  Taiwan 3.76%
  Poland 3.60%
  Sweden 3.27%
  Italy 2.95%
  Hungary 2.78%
  Greece 2.29%
  Croatia 2.13%
  Brazil 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.39%
Hewlett-Packard 21.98%
Dell 15.79%
ASUS 8.98%
Lenovo 4.33%
Toshiba 3.41%
American Megatrends 2.79%
Samsung 1.86%
Intel 1.86%
NEC 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.53%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.53%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 1.90%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.90%

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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