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Should I remove VAIO Care Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,346
United States Rank #10,918
Reach 0.0159%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 71.14 days
843.75 days >
Average installed length: 443.32 days


1.00.1119 100.00%

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VAIO Care Update

What is VAIO Care Update?

VAIO Care Update is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named VAIORecommender.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Care Update

Program executable:VAIORecommender.exe
Name:VAIO Recommender
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender\VAIORecommender.exe
Additional files:
  • VAIORecommender.exe - VAIO Recommender
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • VAIORecommender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VAIORecommender' and executes as C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Recommender\VAIORecommender.exe silent.

How do I remove VAIO Care Update?

You can uninstall VAIO Care Update 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 Update, 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 Update.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.80%
Windows Vista 15.34%
Windows 10 9.58%
Windows XP 1.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.86%
Windows 10 Home 4.18%
Windows 10 Pro 1.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.14%
  Canada 6.14%
  Brazil 5.68%
  Iran 4.32%
  Mexico 2.27%
  Argentina 1.36%
  Turkey 0.91%
  South Africa 0.68%
  Australia 0.45%
  Germany 0.45%
  MA 0.45%
  PR 0.45%
  Romania 0.45%
  SY 0.45%

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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