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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #889
United States Rank #3,112
Reach 0.7699%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.03 days
295.79 days >
Average installed length: 155.42 days


VersionDistribution 11.78% 18.27% 10.77% 1.54% 4.82% 3.55% 16.70% 3.53% 14.17% 0.13% 4.28% 0.17% 10.29%

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VAIO Gate Default

What is VAIO Gate Default?  (from Sony)

VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favourite multimedia programs and entertainment. This gateway is always there as a visually attractive bar at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media. Personalise VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them com...  Read more


VAIO Gate Default is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is VAIO Gate.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 19.75 MB (20,710,898 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 14% of users of VAIO Gate Default come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • 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 Corporation\VAIO Gate Default
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B7546697-2A80-4256-A24B-1C33163F535B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 19.75 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Gate Default

Program executable:VAIO Gate.exe
Name:VAIO Gate
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\VAIO Gate Default\VAIO Gate.exe
Additional files:
  • NotificationWrapper.dll - NotificationWrapper
  • TapTrigger.dll - TapTrigger
  • VAIO Gate.exe - VAIO Gate
  • ExecutionProxy.exe
  • VAIOGateDesktopShellExt.dll - VAIOGateDesktopShellExt
  • VAIOGateShellExt.dll - VAIOGateShellExt
  • VGDam.dll
  • VGNet.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • VAIO Gate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA9A804E-03F4-498F-8354-3F62546A5E56}' (runs on registration).
  • ExecutionProxy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'StartExecuteProxy' (runs on boot).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • VAIO Gate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VAIO Gate.
  • ExecutionProxy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named StartExecuteProxy.
Startup File (User Run)
  • VAIO Gate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VAIO Gate' and executes as C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate.exe.
Network connections
  • VAIO Gate.exe connects to ec2-79-125-123-54.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com ( port 80).
  • VAIO Gate.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VAIO Gate.exe
Memory:31.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002379316%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015888%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007905%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:255,160
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:80 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:63 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VAIO Gate Default?

You can uninstall VAIO Gate Default 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 Gate Default, 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 Gate Default.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.34%
Windows 10 37.58%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.97%
Windows 8.1 12.11%
Windows 10 Home 8.42%
Windows 8 6.70%
Windows 7 Professional 6.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.14%
  United Kingdom 10.28%
  Germany 9.92%
  Italy 8.44%
  France 5.21%
  India 4.73%
  Brazil 3.75%
  Canada 2.93%
  Spain 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Japan 2.21%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Australia 1.86%
  Mexico 1.53%

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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