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Should I remove VAIO Gesture Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,332
United States Rank #2,623
Reach 0.5140%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.36 days
216.99 days >
Average installed length: 114.01 days


VersionDistribution 4.22% 3.44% 2.34% 1.01% 25.70% 2.00% 0.05% 16.32% 28.13% 0.01% 16.78%

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VAIO Gesture Control

What is VAIO Gesture Control?

The gesture functions enable you to perform various operations on applications with a hand gesture recognized by the built-in camera on your VAIO computer. The gesture functions are disabled by default. When an application that supports the gesture functions is launched with the functions enabled, the built-in camera indicator light turns on. If the built-in camera is pointing directly to a light source, such as a fluorescent light, your hand gesture may not be recognized correctly.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 vcgu.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.31 MB (4,522,110 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 Camera Gesture Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{692955F2-DE9F-4078-8FAA-858D6F3A1776}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.31 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Gesture Control

Program executable:vcgu.exe
Name:VAIO Gesture Control
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio camera gesture utility\vcgu.exe
Additional files:
  • VCGUGestureDetector.dll - VAIO Gesture Control
  • VCGUSetting.exe
  • cv110.dll - Open Source Computer Vision Library (The vision component of OpenCV)
  • cxcore110.dll - The core component of OpenCV

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VCGU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{375D99E8-E634-4690-8CBF-3D6C51258BFE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VCGU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VCGULogonTask.

How do I remove VAIO Gesture Control?

You can uninstall VAIO Gesture Control 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 Gesture Control, 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 Gesture Control.

Win 10 85%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.31%
Windows 7 14.68%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 33.69%
Windows 8 15.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.47%
Windows 10 Home 10.20%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.26%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.06%
  Italy 9.27%
  United Kingdom 7.54%
  Germany 6.37%
  India 4.93%
  France 3.90%
  Brazil 3.21%
  Canada 2.67%
  Spain 2.13%
  Mexico 2.05%
  Australia 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Saudi Arabia 1.37%

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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