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Should I remove VAIO Easy Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,891
United States Rank #3,681
Reach 0.3514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.87 days
497.61 days >
Average installed length: 261.45 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 0.16% 0.03% 71.47% 11.36% 0.25% 16.63%

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VAIO Easy Connect

What is VAIO Easy Connect?  (from Sony)

The VAIO Easy Connect software is a Sony wireless networking wizard designed to assist in establishing a wireless network connection to a home router, regardless of whether the wireless router is secured or unsecured. It can also be used to troubleshoot an existing wireless network connection.


VAIO Easy Connect is a software program developed by Sony. It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release 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 primary executable is named vgc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 14.36 MB (15,053,448 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 22% of users of VAIO Easy Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Sony has been criticized for loading its VAIO laptops with bloatware, or ineffective and unrequested software that supposedly allows the user to immediately use the laptop for multimedia purposes. Sony also offers a Fresh start option in some countries which allows a new computer to be shipped only with a basic Windows operating system and very little trial software pre-installed.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Easy Connect\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7C80D30A-AC02-4E3F-B95D-29F0E4FF937B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Easy Connect

Program executable:vgc.exe
Name:VAIO Easy Connect
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Easy Connect\vgc.exe
Additional files:
  • MessageXML.dll - VAIO Wireless Wizard (MessageXML)
  • AesUtils.dll - VAIO Easy Connect (AesUtils)
  • ConnectionProfile.dll - ConnectionProfile
  • ConnectionSetupBL.dll - ConnectionSetupBL
  • ConnectionSetupUI.dll - ConnectionSetupUI
  • DictionaryLookup.dll - DictionaryLookup
  • Logging.dll - Logging Dynamic Link Library
  • LoggingWrapper.dll - LoggingW Dynamic Link Library
  • ManagedNativeWiFi.dll - ManagedN Dynamic Link Library
  • NativeWifiWrap.dll
  • Resources.dll - Resources
  • Router.dll - Router
  • SetShotcut.exe - InstallerHelper
  • SnyUtilsWrapper.dll - SnyUtils
  • SonyCommonLib.dll - Sony Common Library
  • Tracer.dll - Tracer
  • VSNConnector.dll - VSNConnector
  • WCNConfigure.dll - WCNConfi Dynamic Link Library
  • WPFControls.dll - WPFControls
  • WPSUtilsWrapper.dll - WPSUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • XmlUltilities.dll - XmlUtilities
  • MetricsLogging.dll - MetricsLogging
  • Localization.dll - Localization
  • WiFiMan.dll (by Nicomsoft) - WiFi Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vgc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6591E2C-42F1-4841-9964-D3B8884BADFB}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove VAIO Easy Connect?

You can uninstall VAIO Easy Connect 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 Easy Connect, 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 Easy Connect.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.07%
Windows 10 11.78%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.17%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Windows 10 Home 8.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.25%
Windows 10 Pro 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.08%
  United Kingdom 9.24%
  Germany 8.32%
  Brazil 5.66%
  India 5.07%
  Italy 4.77%
  France 4.56%
  Canada 3.34%
  Japan 2.27%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Spain 1.98%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Australia 1.30%

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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