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Should I remove VAIO HDD Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #31,961
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VersionDistribution 2.53% 5.06% 53.16% 39.24%

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VAIO HDD Protection


VAIO HDD Protection is a program developed by Sony. The most used version 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 main program executable is vccstorageprotection.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 7.68 MB (8,054,773 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 42% of users of VAIO HDD Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO HDD Protection
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Estimated size: 7.68 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO HDD Protection

Program executable:vccstorageprotection.exe
Name:VAIO HDD Protection
HDD Protection Settings
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio hdd protection\vccstorageprotection.exe
Additional files:
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • VCCPrtChecker.dll - VCCStorageProtection (VCCStorageProtection Checker)
  • VESStorageProtect.dll - VAIO Event Service (VAIO Event Service (VESStorageProtect Module))
  • mfc70.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc70u.dll (by Microsoft)
  • MFC71.dll
  • MFC71u.dll
  • msvcp70.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VCCStorageProtection.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE716143-419F-4C13-9490-FE6E26E7599E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove VAIO HDD Protection?

You can uninstall VAIO HDD Protection 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 HDD Protection, 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 HDD Protection.

Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 51.90%
Windows 7 25.32%
Windows XP 16.46%
Windows 10 6.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Business 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.41%
Windows 10 Pro 2.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.11%
  United Kingdom 7.37%
  Iran 5.26%
  France 4.21%
  Germany 4.21%
  Taiwan 3.16%
  Canada 3.16%
  Singapore 2.11%
  Colombia 2.11%
  Australia 2.11%
  Mexico 2.11%
  Portugal 2.11%
  Spain 2.11%
  Italy 2.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 97.47%
Hewlett-Packard 1.27%
Dell 1.27%
Common models
Sony VGN-SZ650N 6.76%
Sony VGN-SZ430N 6.76%
Sony VGN-SZ480N 4.05%
Sony VGN-BX61MN 2.70%
Sony VGN-SZ4XN_C 2.70%
Sony VGN-SZ640N 2.70%

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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