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Should I remove VAIO Care Recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,669
United States Rank #2,068
Reach 0.4065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.73 days
582.14 days >
Average installed length: 305.87 days


VersionDistribution 4.33% 44.12% 40.48% 1.46% 9.60% 0.01%

Typically installed together

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VAIO Care Recovery


VAIO Care Recovery is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 18.81 MB (19,726,312 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of VAIO Care Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care Recovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3A097A28-308D-4C39-809F-C72ED47636E2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Care Recovery

  • VAIOCareRecoveryToolkit.dll - VAIOCareRecoveryToolkit
  • CheckRecoveryPartition.exe - CheckRecoveryPartition
  • CheckMediaRequirement.exe - CheckMediaRequirement
  • VCCreatRecoveryMedia.exe - VCCreatRecoveryMedia

How do I remove VAIO Care Recovery?

You can uninstall VAIO Care Recovery 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 VAIO Care Recovery, 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 VAIO Care Recovery.

Win 10 66%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.30%
Windows 7 33.65%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.02%
Windows 10 Home 15.15%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.67%
Windows 8 4.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.57%
  United Kingdom 7.17%
  Germany 7.08%
  Italy 7.05%
  France 3.73%
  Canada 2.87%
  Brazil 2.74%
  India 2.39%
  Spain 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Mexico 1.49%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Austria 1.02%

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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