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Should I remove VAIO Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,753
United States Rank #5,223
Reach 0.0644%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.51 days
605.07 days >
Average installed length: 317.92 days


VersionDistribution 12.91% 8.11% 0.63% 2.76% 13.39% 16.38% 0.63% 7.01% 4.09% 1.10% 3.15% 7.01% 8.66% 0.08% 0.08% 14.02%

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VAIO Launcher

What is VAIO Launcher?

VAIO Launcher is a utility that integrates with the Function Keys (FN) for select SONY VAIO models and will launch/popup each time the user presses the AV Mode button.

About  (from Sony)

This utility installs the VAIO Launcher software for compatibility with the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system and provides support for the Sony® function keys.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named LaunchStartApp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 7.41 MB (7,772,955 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Launcher
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{15D5C238-4C2E-4AEA-A66D-D6989A4C586B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.41 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Launcher

Program executable:LaunchStartApp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Launcher\LaunchStartApp.exe
Additional files:
  • VESAVModeButton.dll - VAIO Event Service (VAIO Event Service(AVModeButton Module))
  • LaunchStartApp.exe - LaunchStartApp (Common)
  • ExtractIcon.dll - ExtractIcon
  • VL_Setting.exe - VAIO Launcher Setting
  • AML.exe - AML

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AML.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AML' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Launcher\AML.exe InitApp.

How do I remove VAIO Launcher?

You can uninstall VAIO Launcher 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 Launcher, 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 Launcher.

Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 72.71%
Windows 7 24.63%
Windows 10 2.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 65.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.32%
Windows Vista Business 2.32%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.24%
Windows 7 Professional 2.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.22%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Canada 4.18%
  Germany 3.88%
  Mexico 2.27%
  Japan 2.09%
  Iran 1.79%
  France 1.61%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Spain 1.31%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Italy 1.02%
  India 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 99.01%
Dell 0.99%
Common models
Sony VGN-CR220E 3.49%
Sony VGN-FW351J 3.49%
Sony VGN-NR430E 3.35%
Sony VGN-FW235J 2.93%
Sony VGN-NS240E 2.79%
Sony VGN-NR498E 2.65%

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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