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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,283
United States Rank #2,219
Reach 0.5367%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.67 days
491.77 days >
Average installed length: 258.39 days


VersionDistribution 0.72% 0.25% 31.68% 0.11% 8.04% 0.82% 13.72% 10.16% 0.24% 1.19% 0.02% 0.55% 1.78% 0.15% 0.03% 2.03% 9.02% 0.16% 0.02% 2.01% 0.06% 0.28% 0.03% 0.81% 1.12% 0.06% 1.28% 1.34% 0.08% 0.03% 0.42% 0.08% 0.44% 0.21% 0.27% 0.03% 0.35% 2.30% 0.99% 1.93% 0.13% 0.04% 0.01% 0.01% 0.51% 0.11% 0.09% 1.01% 0.01% 0.02% 0.04%
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VAIO Event Service

What is VAIO Event Service?

This utility is pre-installed on factory PC and provides an eventing model platform to manage function keys with relation to the volume control as well as interfaces with the VAIO Control Center utility.


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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named vesmgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 77 files and is usually about 7.26 MB (7,612,022 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on Sony PCs

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 Event Service
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{73D8886A-D416-4687-B609-0D3836BA410C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.26 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Event Service

Program executable:vesmgr.exe
Name:VAIO Event Service
VAIO Event Service (Service Module)
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio event service\vesmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • AppMonitorSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service (VAIO Event Service (AppMonitorSetting Module))
  • AutoDimmerSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(AutoDimmerSetting Module)
  • BCFSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(BCFSettingDll Module)
  • DisplaySetting.dll - VAIO Event Service (DisplaySetting Module)
  • HDDProtectionSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(HDDProtectionSetting Module)
  • InputSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(InputSetting Module)
  • KBDBacklightSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(KBDBacklightSetting Module)
  • LEDSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(LEDSetting Module)
  • RefreshRateSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service (RefreshRateSetting Module)
  • SBMsg.exe - VAIO Event Service(SBMsg Module)
  • SBRes.dll - VAIO Event Service(SBRes Module)
  • SForceSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(SForceSetting Module)
  • SpecialButtonSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(SpecialButtonSetting Module)
  • SUSCommonSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(SUSCommonSetting Module)
  • SUSLaunchStartDes.exe - VAIO Event Service(SUSLaunchStartDes Module)
  • SUSSoundProxy.exe - VAIO Event Service(SUSSoundProxy Module)
  • SystemSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(SystemDll Module)
  • TouchFrameSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(TouchFrameSetting Module)
  • USBChargeSetting.dll - VAIO Event Service(USBChargeSetting Module)
  • VES3DControl.dll - VAIO Event Service (VES3DControl Module)
  • VESAppMon.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESAppMon Module)
  • VESAutoDimmer.dll - VAIO Event Service(VESAutoDimmer Module)
  • VESAutoDimmer2.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESAutoDimmer2 Module)
  • VESBCF.dll - VAIO Event Service (BCF Module)
  • VESClientProxy.dll - VAIO Event Service (ClientProxy Module)
  • VESClientProxy64.dll
  • VESColorMgr.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESColorMgr Module)
  • VESCommonUI.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESCommonUI Module)
  • VESExternalGfx.dll - VAIO Event Service(VESExternalGfx Module)
  • VESFelica.dll - VAIO Event Service(Felica Module)
  • VESFnLock.dll - VAIO Event Service (Fn Lock Module)
  • VESGfxMgr.exe - VAIO Event Service (VESVideo Module)
  • VESHardwareMixer.dll - VAIO Event Service (Hardware Mixer Module)
  • VESHidDevice.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESHidDevice Module)
  • VESHKWndCommon.dll - VAIO Event Service (Hotkey UI Module)
  • VESHybridGfx.dll - VAIO Event Service(VESHybridGfx Module)
  • VESHybridGfx2.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESHybridGfx2 Module)
  • VESKBDCoverPoll.dll - VAIO Event Service (KBDCover Polling Module)
  • VESKBStatus.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESKBStatus Module)
  • VESMgrSub.exe - VAIO Event Service (Service Sub Module)
  • VESNvApiProxy.exe - VAIO Event Service (VESNvApiProxy Module)
  • VESPerform.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESPerform Module)
  • VESPowerMgr.dll - VAIO Event Service(VESPowerMgr Module)
  • VESQuickTV.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESQuickTV Module)
  • VESRemoteKey.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESRemoteKey Module)
  • VESRes.dll - VAIO Event Service (Resource Module)
  • VESRotation.dll - VAIO Event Service (Rotation Module)
  • VESSemiPnP.dll - VAIO Event Service (Plug and Display Function Module)
  • VESSetGamma.dll - VAIO Event Service(SetGamma Module)
  • VESShellExeProxy.exe - VAIO Event Service (ShellExeProxy Module)
  • VESStaminaSwitch.dll - VAIO Event Service(VESStaminaSwitch Module)
  • VESStorageProtect.dll - VAIO Event Service (VESStorageProtect Module)
  • VESSuEvent.dll - VAIO Event Service (SnyUtils Event Module)
  • VESSuPerform.dll - VAIO Event Service (SnyUtils Perform Module)
  • VESTouch.dll
  • VESTransform.dll - VAIO Event Service (Transform Module)
  • VESUSBKeyboard.dll - VAIO Event Service (USBKeyboard Module)
  • VESVideo.dll - VAIO Event Service(Video Module)
  • VESWndMsg.dll - VAIO Event Service (WndMsg Module)
  • VESWndMsgHook.dll - VAIO Event Service (Hook Module for VESWndMsg)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VESMgr.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Event Service' (VAIO Event Service) "Provides the hardware event managing service for VAIO. During termination of this service, some fuctions such as Special button ,Hotkey ,and VAIO original powermanagement are limited.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001515550%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008283%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006872%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,495
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0000952695%
Kernel CPU:0.00006817%
User CPU:0.00002709%
Memory:7.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0015411708%
Kernel CPU:0.00082635%
User CPU:0.00071482%
CPU cycles/sec:78,520
I/O reads/min:40 Bytes

How do I remove VAIO Event Service?

You can uninstall VAIO Event Service 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 Event Service, 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 Event Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.00%
Windows Vista 13.24%
Windows 10 9.08%
Windows XP 1.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.04%
Windows 7 Professional 7.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.77%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.33%
Windows 10 Home 6.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.09%
  United Kingdom 9.47%
  Germany 7.63%
  Italy 5.26%
  France 4.68%
  Brazil 4.01%
  Canada 3.53%
  India 2.83%
  Spain 2.52%
  Japan 2.40%
  Iran 2.32%
  Netherlands 1.90%
  Mexico 1.84%
  Belgium 1.51%

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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