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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,952
United States Rank #24,427
Reach 0.0273%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.06 days
385.29 days >
Average installed length: 202.44 days


VersionDistribution 4.45% 10.39% 1.48% 2.41% 9.09% 0.93% 4.64% 2.23% 4.08% 2.23% 1.11% 0.74% 0.19% 0.19% 3.71% 0.56% 6.31% 17.25% 5.19% 5.94% 2.60% 8.16% 4.08% 1.30% 0.74%

Update Service

What is Update Service?

SONY Update Service is a program designed to manage all installed Sony Ericsson Mobile programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is update service.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 18.04 MB (18,914,900 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonyericsson.com/updateservice
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony ericsson\update service
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 18.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Update Service

Program executable:update service.exe
Executable for starting client for EMMA System
Path:C:\jan\programy\sony ericsson\update service\update service.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Update Service.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FAF69A25-A9C6-4C68-B92A-B8A89537B4B8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Update Service.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Sony Ericsson\Update Service\Update Service.exe'.

How do I remove Update Service?

You can uninstall Update Service 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 Update Service, 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 Update Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.53%
Windows Vista 26.16%
Windows XP 25.05%
Windows 10 4.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.88%
Windows 7 Professional 6.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.51% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 23.51%
  United States 12.66%
  United Kingdom 9.40%
  Sweden 6.87%
  France 3.80%
  Spain 3.44%
  Greece 3.25%
  Belgium 2.35%
  Austria 2.17%
  Czech Republic 2.17%
  Poland 2.17%
  Norway 1.63%
  Brazil 1.63%
  Croatia 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.10%
Hewlett-Packard 20.79%
Acer 12.54%
Toshiba 8.25%
American Megatrends 5.61%
Medion 4.62%
Sahara 3.96%
Intel 3.96%
Sony 2.64%
Samsung 1.65%
Packard Bell 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.14%
Dell Studio 1555 2.96%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.37%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.37%

About Sony Ericsson

Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson) is a mobile phone manufacturing company owned by Sony Corporation.
Publisher URL: www.sonymobile.com


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