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USB Access Restriction Setting


USB Access Restriction Setting is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named usb access restriction.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 692.48 KB (709,101 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 70% of users of USB Access Restriction Setting come from the United States, it is also popular in Qatar and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\USB Access Restriction Setting
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2B3DC7D4-7AC4-40E7-B1E7-40B760B6BB2D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 692.48 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by USB Access Restriction Setting

Program executable:usb access restriction.exe
Name:USB Access Restriction Setting
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\usb access restriction setting\usb access restriction.exe
Additional files:
  • USRPlugin.dll - USB Access Restriction Setting

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • USB Access Restriction.exe runs as a service named 'USB Access Restriction' (USB Access Restriction).

How do I remove USB Access Restriction Setting?

You can uninstall USB Access Restriction Setting 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 USB Access Restriction Setting, 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 USB Access Restriction Setting.

Win Vista (SP2) 40%
Win 7 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Business 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Qatar 10.00%
  Iran 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

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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