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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,346
United States Rank #17,931
Reach 0.0076%


VersionDistribution 11.32% 18.87% 69.81%

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VAIO AV Mode Launcher

What is VAIO AV Mode Launcher?

VAIO AV Mode Launcher is an on-screen dock that contains shortcuts to applications including Windows Media Center and Internet Explorer.


VAIO AV Mode Launcher is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 5.3 MB (5,554,264 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 61% of users of VAIO AV Mode Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO AV Mode Launcher
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 5.3 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO AV Mode Launcher

  • SOAOTH-01575100-UN.exe - VAIO AV Mode Launcher
  • VESAVModeButton.dll - VAIO Event Service (VAIO Event Service(AVModeButton Module))
  • ExtractIcon.dll
  • AML_Setting.exe - AMLSetting
  • AML.exe - AML
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • MFC71u.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AML.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AML' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO AV Mode Launcher\AML.exe" InitApp.

How do I remove VAIO AV Mode Launcher?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO AV Mode Launcher from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VAIO AV Mode Launcher 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 VAIO AV Mode Launcher, 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 VAIO AV Mode Launcher.

Win Vista (SP2) 60%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 72.64%
Windows 7 24.53%
Windows 8 1.89%
Windows XP 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 58.49%
Windows Vista Business 12.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.49%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.11%
  Germany 6.25%
  France 3.47%
  Canada 3.47%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  Iran 2.78%
  Brazil 2.08%
  Spain 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  South Africa 1.39%
  Switzerland 1.39%
  Russia 1.39%
  Austria 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 96.23%
Acer 1.89%
ASUS 0.94%
Lenovo 0.94%
Common models
Sony VGN-FZ140E 15.31%
Sony VGN-CR120E 8.16%
Sony VGN-AR520E 7.14%
Sony VGN-FZ150E 5.10%
Sony VGN-FZ19VN 4.08%
Sony VGN-AR41M 4.08%

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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