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Should I remove VAIO Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,099
United States Rank #1,935
Reach 0.1882%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.96 days
795.46 days >
Average installed length: 417.95 days


2.0.550.0 49.34% 1.21% 0.08%
2.0.493.0 12.05%
2.0.424.0 5.28%
2.0.382.0 1.32%
2.0.357.0 0.08%
2.0.348.0 2.70%
2.0.326.0 1.19% 1.97% 2.62% 1.35% 5.88% 0.03% 0.11% 13.08%

VAIO Messenger

What is VAIO Messenger?

VAIO Messenger is a software utility that provides hints and tips about using your VAIO® computer. It also offers optional accessories and Extended Service Plans that are compatible with your computer and available for purchase.

About  (from DDNi)

VAIO Messenger Store is an application on your PC that allows you to browse and securely purchase products and services presented in the VAIO Messenger Store catalog. VAIO Messenger applications which include both VAIO Messenger Store and VAIO Messenger program may be uninstalled using the Windows Control Panel.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is 2.0.550.0, 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. 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 primary executable is named VAIO Messenger.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,690,112 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.
VAIO Messenger is typically pre-installed with Sony computers.
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.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Sony computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ddni.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DDNi\Oasis
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{CC6525B7-42F2-42DB-BF33-445E26F52EC1}\VAIO Messenger Setup 2.0.348.0.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Messenger

Program executable:VAIO Messenger.exe
Name:VAIO Messenger
Signed by:Digital Delivery Networks Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\DDNi\Oasis\VAIO Messenger.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • Interop.Microsoft.Feeds.Interop.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Feeds'.
  • Infragistics3.WPF.v7.2.dll (by Infragistics) - Infragistics NetAdvantage for WPF (Infragistics3.Wpf.v7.2)
  • SDKWrap.dll (by Symantec) - Norton Security Status Provider (Security SDK Wrapper)
  • VAIO Messenger.exe (by Digital Delivery Networks) - DDNi.CenterStage (VAIO Messenger)
  • DDNiStartup.exe (by Digital Delivery Networks) - DDNiStartup
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • TWS.dll - TWS
  • AspX2.dll - AspX2
  • AxShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • DDNiAddIns.dll - Add-Ins
  • DDNiUtility.dll - DDNi Utilities
  • Ionic.Zip.dll
  • Resources.dll - Resources
  • WPFToolkit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • VAIO Messenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A2E9422-A21C-4475-967B-5E960F14367F}' (runs on registration).
  • DDNiStartup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DDNi Startup'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DDNiStartup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DDNi Startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VAIO Messenger.exe
Memory:57.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003669252%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020665%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016028%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:331,734
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:19.72 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:855 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VAIO Messenger?

You can uninstall VAIO Messenger 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 Messenger, 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 Messenger.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.40%
Windows 10 6.44%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.81%
Windows 7 Professional 10.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.38%
Windows 10 Home 4.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.81%
Windows 7 Starter 1.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.09%
  Brazil 6.44%
  Canada 4.72%
  Iran 3.77%
  Mexico 2.07%
  Argentina 0.78%
  Colombia 0.63%
  Chile 0.57%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  PR 0.41%
  Germany 0.39%
  India 0.39%
  Vietnam 0.33%
  Spain 0.26%


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