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United States Rank #9,057
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1.00.030607 20.07%
1.00.1001 40.13%
1.00.0622 39.80%

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VAIO Center Access Bar

What is VAIO Center Access Bar?

The VAIO Center Access Bar which is pre-installed on select VAIO models is a custom toolbar that exists above the Windows Task Bar and is designed to provide access to a number of VAIO features, system functions and quick access to other Sony utilities.


The most common release is 1.00.1001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named VCAB.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files.

Program detailsProgram details

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

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Center Access Bar

Program executable:VCAB.exe
Name:VAIO Center Access Bar
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Center Access Bar\VCAB.exe
  • VCAB.exe (by Sony Electronics) - VAIO Center Access Bar

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VCAB.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIO Center Access Bar' which loads as "C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Center Access Bar\VCAB.exe" 1.

How do I remove VAIO Center Access Bar?

You can uninstall VAIO Center Access Bar 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 Center Access Bar, 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 Center Access Bar.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.71%
Windows 7 11.30%
Windows 10 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 79.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.74%
Windows Vista Business 4.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.37%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.69%
Windows 10 Home 0.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.84%
  Canada 2.07%
  Iran 1.45%
  Indonesia 0.83%
  India 0.62%
  PR 0.62%
  Poland 0.62%
  Brazil 0.41%
  Mexico 0.41%
  Venezuela 0.41%
  Germany 0.41%
  LY 0.21%
  Chile 0.21%
  South Africa 0.21%

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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