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Should I remove VAIO Image Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,596
United States Rank #2,786
Reach 0.4234%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.49 days
368.32 days >
Average installed length: 193.53 days


VersionDistribution 30.99% 16.78% 18.56% 33.67%

Typically installed together

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VAIO Image Optimizer

What is VAIO Image Optimizer?  (from Sony)

PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (VAIO Image Optimizer) is a software suite which enables you to browse and manipulate videos and still images imported to your computer.


VAIO Image Optimizer is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is KSTEngine.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 12.85 MB (13,473,007 bytes). VAIOUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 31% of users of VAIO Image Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5597C927-029A-46A7-A0C0-8DABD9891A50}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0416 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Image Optimizer

Program executable:KSTEngine.exe
Name:VAIO Image Optimizer
VAIO Image Optimizer Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\KSTEngine.exe
Additional files:
  • VAIOUpdate.dll - VAIOUpdate Dynamic Link Library (VAIOUpda Dynamic Link Library)
  • KstBrazil.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer (VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Brazil)
  • KstCommon.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common
  • KSTCommonCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common Core
  • KSTEngine.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer Engine
  • KstEnglish.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization English
  • KstFrench.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization French
  • KstGerman.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization German
  • KSTImageCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Image Core
  • KstItaly.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Italy
  • KstJapan.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Japan
  • KstKorea.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Korea
  • KstNetherlands.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Netherlands
  • KstPoland.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Poland
  • KstRussian.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Russian
  • KstSChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization SChinese
  • KstSpain.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Spain
  • KstTChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization TChinese
  • KSTVideoCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Video Core
  • VIOptimizer.exe
  • VIOTask.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOTask
  • VIOUtility.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOUtility
  • rcpdblripp_t.dll
  • GpuClbCheck.dll - GpuClbCheckSDK (GpuCalibration Check)
  • rcpdblr.dll
  • rcpehdr.dll
  • rcpesnr.dll
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme2 dll
  • sgcuupc.dll - Sony upc dll
  • sgpuclb.dll - Sony gpu calibration dll
  • VSSUProcess.exe - VSSUProcess
  • diva.dll

How do I remove VAIO Image Optimizer?

You can uninstall VAIO Image Optimizer 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 Image Optimizer, 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 Image Optimizer.

Win 10 100%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.44%
Windows 8 18.79%
Windows 10 Home 10.74%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 9.89%
Windows 8 Single Language 7.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.71%
  Italy 10.13%
  United Kingdom 6.80%
  Germany 6.08%
  India 4.05%
  France 3.84%
  Brazil 2.81%
  Canada 2.51%
  Spain 2.30%
  Australia 1.84%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Mexico 1.67%
  Belgium 1.51%
  Saudi Arabia 1.32%

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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