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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care


VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care is a software program developed by Sony. 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 vhd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 24.01 MB (25,177,717 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 45% of users of VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Recovery\plugins
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EC153498-00E1-4C9C-89BE-81527C6750BE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care

Program executable:vhd.exe
Name:VAIO Hardware Diagnostics
VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Component Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio recovery\plugins\vhd.exe
Additional files:
  • bdrom.dll - VAIO Hardware Diagnostics (VAIO Hardware Diagnostics DLL)
  • cdrom.dll
  • CommLib.dll - CommLib DLL
  • cpu.dll
  • dvdrom.dll
  • hdd.dll
  • HddRepair.dll
  • HwConfig.dll
  • InformationCheck.exe
  • lan.dll
  • memory.dll
  • MemoryStick.dll
  • ODD.dll
  • ODDDiagchk.exe
  • ODDInfoCheck.dll - ODDInformation.dll
  • pcmcia.dll
  • Resbitmap.dll - Resbitmap DLL
  • SD.dll
  • SmartInfoCheck.dll - SMARTInformation.dll
  • usb.dll
  • vhdMediachk.exe
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InformationCheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VHDInformationCheck32' (runs monthly on Mondays at 22:00).

How do I remove VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care?

You can uninstall VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care 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 Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care, 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 Hardware Diagnostics Plugin for VAIO Care.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.65%
Windows 7 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 39.02%
Windows 8 25.23%
Windows 8 Single Language 13.20%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.70%
  United Kingdom 10.48%
  India 8.04%
  Saudi Arabia 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Belgium 1.95%
  Indonesia 1.83%
  Poland 1.71%
  Vietnam 1.71%
  Canada 1.58%
  LY 1.34%
  Sweden 1.34%
  New Zealand 1.22%
  United Arab Emirates 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 99.88%
Dell 0.12%
Common models
Sony SVT15112CXS 6.62%
Sony SVT15115CXS 6.18%
Sony SVE14A35CXH 5.00%
Sony SVE1513ACNB 2.65%
Sony SVE1513M1EW 2.50%
Sony SVE1713ACXB 2.06%

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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