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Should I remove VAIO Media plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,858
United States Rank #3,239
Reach 0.3596%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.37 days
364.78 days >
Average installed length: 191.67 days


VersionDistribution 5.97% 26.33% 8.90% 1.28%
2.1.0 0.01% 1.11% 2.89% 0.28% 27.22% 0.58% 12.12% 1.07% 1.16% 0.07% 0.10% 0.76% 1.40% 0.03% 0.01% 0.06% 2.77% 3.60% 0.10% 2.19%

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VAIO Media plus

What is VAIO Media plus?  (from Sony)

With VAIO Media plus, it’s easy to access movies and photos stored on computers anywhere in your home and view them in the living room on a large-screen TV. For example, watch a travel video stored on dad’s VAIO or access mom’s VAIO and have a look at pictures from the recent sports meet — all in the comfort of your li...  Read more


VAIO Media plus is a software program developed by Sony. 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. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named vmp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 33.13 MB (34,738,830 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 26% of users of VAIO Media plus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media plus
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5AFD1F5C-8FDA-413C-AF38-F1E7BD10D72F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.13 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Media plus

Program executable:vmp.exe
Name:VAIO Media plus
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio media plus\vmp.exe
Additional files:
  • dvsysdat.dll - Sony DV System Data Library
  • aacdecdll.dll - Sony MPEG4 AAC Decoder (aacdecdll)
  • MediaTranscoderMan.dll
  • MediaRendererMan.dll
  • MrsAviTranscoder.dll
  • MediaTranscoder.dll
  • MediaRenderer.dll
  • DrpCustomIpp.dll
  • EPRemoteControl.dll - VAIO Media plus (EPRemoteControl DLL)
  • MpegSysDec.dll - MpegSysDec. DLL (DLL)
  • ResourceDll.dll - ResourceDll
  • VMpCustomSetting.dll - VMpCustomSetting DLL
  • VMpGetResDir.dll - VMpGetResDir DLL
  • VMpOSAPIForVista.dll - VMpOSAPIForVista DLL
  • VMpPicRes.dll - VAIO Media plus Picture Resources
  • VMpPlaylistEditor.dll - VMpPlaylistEditor DLL
  • VMpServiceManager.dll - VMpServiceManager DLL
  • VMpTtray.exe - VMpTtray
  • VMpUILogic.dll - VMpUILogic DLL
  • VMpUserInfoManager.dll - VMpUserInfoManager DLL
  • VMpWavRes.dll - VAIO Media plus Sound Resources
  • CacheDataBase.dll - Cache Database (CacheDataBase DLL)
  • LocalImporter.dll - Local Importer (Local Importer DLL)
  • CDSObject.dll
  • DrpTranscoder.dll - DrpTranscoder
  • dac3d_mt.dll - Sony Software Codec DLL
  • sonydvm2.dll
  • sonyjvtd.dll - Sony AVC decoder dll
  • sonym2mx.dll - Mpeg Multiplexer
  • sonymaed.dll - sonymaed
  • sonymvbe.dll
  • HttpClnt.dll
  • HttpMsg.dll
  • DmrCP.dll
  • DmsCP.dll
  • HttpSvr.dll
  • MediaPlayer.dll
  • MrsAacRenderer.dll
  • MrsCommon.dll
  • MrsDvrMsTranscoder.dll
  • MrsLocalContentsPlaybackPlugin.dll
  • MrsM4aTranscoder.dll
  • MrsMp3Renderer.dll
  • MrsMp3Transcoder.dll
  • MrsMpeg2PsTranscoder.dll
  • MrsMpeg2Renderer.dll
  • MrsMpeg2TsTranscoder.dll
  • MrsMTAMarshall.dll
  • MrsOmgRenderer.dll
  • MrsOmgTranscoder.dll
  • MrsPcmRenderer.dll
  • MrsWavTranscoder.dll
  • MrsWmaTranscoder.dll
  • MrsWmvTranscoder.dll
  • VMpHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VMp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8284D5D5-DCC1-4E80-B0DE-C0042D9281F5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • VMpTtray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VMpTtray.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Media plus\VMpTtray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VMp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Media plus\VMp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000914032%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003919%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005221%
0.015104% average

How do I remove VAIO Media plus?

You can uninstall VAIO Media plus 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 Media plus, 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 Media plus.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.13%
Windows Vista 9.61%
Windows 10 7.99%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.48%
Windows 10 Home 6.06%
Windows 7 Professional 4.91%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.72%
  United Kingdom 9.87%
  Germany 8.39%
  Italy 5.80%
  France 4.44%
  Canada 4.10%
  Spain 2.80%
  Japan 2.53%
  Iran 2.48%
  India 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Australia 1.63%

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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