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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #12,577
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 144.66 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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VAIO Improvement Validation

What is VAIO Improvement Validation?

The VAIO Improvement program is pre-installed with various VAIO laptop models. It will re-theme various components of Windows to include Sony VAIO themes including screensavers, wallpapers and style and colors for menues, etc.. It also includes a number of tools and utilities with the PC to 'enhance' the user's experience including the Control Center, and updater, on-screen keyboard and hotkey utilities and more.


The primary executable is named _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe. The setup package is about 625 KB (640,000 bytes) when donwloaded.

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:\Windows\Installer\{75C95C84-264F-4CC7-8A7E-346444E6C7C1}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{75C95C84-264F-4CC7-8A7E-346444E6C7C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 625 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Improvement Validation

Program executable:_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe

How do I remove VAIO Improvement Validation?

You can uninstall VAIO Improvement Validation 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 Improvement Validation, 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 Improvement Validation.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.17%
Windows 10 14.72%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.86%
Windows 10 Home 11.10%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Windows 10 Pro 1.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.33% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 18.33%
  Germany 16.68%
  Italy 10.01%
  France 9.45%
  United States 6.70%
  Belgium 3.80%
  Spain 3.67%
  Netherlands 3.61%
  Poland 2.65%
  Sweden 2.29%
  Russia 2.21%
  Austria 2.12%
  Turkey 1.93%
  MA 1.49%

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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