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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 31.82% 31.82% 7.58% 28.79%

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VAIO Information FLOW


VAIO Information FLOW is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named vaioif.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 34.27 MB (35,938,047 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 18% of users of VAIO Information FLOW come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Information FLOW
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 34.27 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Information FLOW

Program executable:vaioif.exe
Name:VAIO Information FLOW
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio information flow\vaioif.exe
Additional files:
  • SonyCDDetectSS.dll - SonyCDDetectSS Module
  • SonyCDWriterSS.dll - SonyCDWriterSS Module
  • VAIOIFSetting.exe - VAIO Information FLOW (VAIOIFSetting)
  • VAIOIFSetting_deu.dll
  • VAIOIFSetting_fra.dll - VAIOIFSetting_gbr.dll
  • VAIOIFSetting_gbr.dll
  • VAIOIFSetting_ita.dll
  • VzImport.exe - VzImport
  • Wakeup.exe
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • Frnu.dll
  • PrimoWriterSS.dll - PrimoWriterSS Module
  • SaCdaPlay.dll - VAIO Entertainment (Play CDDA)
  • SaDsPlay.dll - DirectShow Audio Player
  • SaId3parser.dll - SaId3parser
  • SaWma.dll - WMA File Class
  • VzCs.dll - VzCs Manager
  • VzMp4Parser.dll - MP4 File Parser
  • VolumeCtrl.dll - LifeFLOW
  • PRIMOSDK.DLL (by VERITAS Software) - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)

How do I remove VAIO Information FLOW?

You can uninstall VAIO Information FLOW 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 Information FLOW, 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 Information FLOW.

Win Vista (SP2) 48%
Win Vista 5%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 53.03%
Windows XP 34.85%
Windows 7 12.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 43.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 35.00%
Windows Vista Business 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.46% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 18.46%
  Germany 15.38%
  Italy 15.38%
  United States 13.85%
  France 12.31%
  Spain 7.69%
  Portugal 3.08%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  Ireland 3.08%
  UA 1.54%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%
  Czech Republic 1.54%
  Poland 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 98.48%
Hewlett-Packard 1.52%
Common models
Sony VGN-FE41M 15.79%
Sony VGN-N21Z_W 8.77%
Sony VGN-FE31M 5.26%
Sony VGN-AR31E 5.26%
Sony VGN-AR21S 5.26%
Sony VGN-C1Z_B 3.51%

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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