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25% remove it75% keep it
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VersionDistribution 13.33% 3.33% 16.67% 3.33% 6.67% 10.00% 16.67% 13.33% 3.33% 6.67% 3.33% 3.33%

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VAIO Location Search


VAIO Location Search is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named locationsearch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 893.69 KB (915,139 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 71% of users of VAIO Location Search come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Location Search
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7257B9E1-A410-4927-86E4-CE65021746B0}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0011 -removeonly
Estimated size: 893.69 KB
Language: Japanese

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Location Search

Program executable:locationsearch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio location search\locationsearch.exe
Additional files:
  • VLSSetting.exe - VAIO Location Search Setting
  • PEPlugin.dll - PEPlugin Dynamic Library
  • VAIO Location Search.exe - VAIO Location Search
  • vaiospotsearch.dll
  • ScheduleOperate.exe - ScheduleOperate Application
  • BandObjectLib.dll - BandObjectLib
  • MagneticMsg.exe - MagneticMsg (Enable Sensor Ballon)
  • Unregister.exe - Unregister
  • ToolBarIF.dll - ToolBarIF
  • Register.exe - Register
  • Interop.VpmInterfaceLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VpmInterfaceLib'.
  • Interop.Shdocvw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LocationSearch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LocationSearch.

How do I remove VAIO Location Search?

You can uninstall VAIO Location Search 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 Location Search, 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 Location Search.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.67%
Windows 10 6.67%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.67%
Windows 7 Professional 23.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.33%
Windows Vista Business 3.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview w... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.97% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 70.97%
  United States 12.90%
  Germany 3.23%
  Iran 3.23%
  China 3.23%
  Philippines 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 96.67%
Lenovo 3.33%
Common models
Sony VPCZ119FJ 6.67%
Sony VPCP11ALJ 6.67%
Sony VPCZ219FJ 3.33%
Sony VPCZ11AFJ 3.33%
LENOVO 8927A59 3.33%
Sony VPCSB2AJ 3.33%

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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