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Should I remove VAIO Mode Switch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,488
United States Rank #29,519
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VersionDistribution 19.12% 33.09% 7.35% 7.35% 2.94% 11.03% 13.24% 3.68% 2.21%

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VAIO Mode Switch


VAIO Mode Switch 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 creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The programs's main executable is vmswitch.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 22.77 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 38.3 MB (40,164,365 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 20% of users of VAIO Mode Switch come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Mode Switch
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7010F660-F97B-4565-9BA2-F985FFFB42B1}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000a -removeonly
Estimated size: 38.3 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Mode Switch

Program executable:vmswitch.exe
Name:VAIO Mode Switch
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio mode switch\vmswitch.exe
Additional files:
  • DefaultFunction.dll - DefaultFunction Dynamic Link Library
  • CoreControll.dll - CoreControl Dynamic Link Library
  • hodll.dll - hodll Dynamic Link Library
  • LaunchStartApp.exe - LaunchStartApp (Common)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:22.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0034853802%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00152902%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00195636%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:380,458
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:724 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VAIO Mode Switch?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Mode Switch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VAIO Mode Switch 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VAIO Mode Switch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Mode Switch.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.15%
Windows Vista 26.28%
Windows XP 3.65%
Windows 8 2.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows Vista Business 11.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.14%
  Iran 9.03%
  Taiwan 6.94%
  Germany 6.25%
  Italy 4.86%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  France 4.17%
  Thailand 4.17%
  Japan 2.78%
  Belgium 2.08%
  Brazil 2.08%
  Philippines 2.08%
  Australia 2.08%
  Greece 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 90.37%
Acer 4.44%
Hewlett-Packard 1.48%
Dell 1.48%
ASUS 1.48%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
Sony VGN-SR59XG_H 5.38%
Sony VGN-SR51MF_S 5.38%
Sony VGN-SR59VG_H 4.62%
Sony VGN-SR21M_S 4.62%
Sony VGN-SR29VN_S 3.85%
Sony VGN-SR56GG_B 2.31%

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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