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Should I remove VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,853
United States Rank #17,214
Reach 0.0802%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.95 days
293.64 days >
Average installed length: 154.29 days


VersionDistribution 23.15% 4.87% 71.98%

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VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer

What is VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?  (from Sony)

Do it all with PMB (Picture Motion Browser) VAIO Edition. This great new software makes it easier than ever to manage photos and movies, offering fantastic features for smoother handling of multimedia content. From organising and sharing to movie creation and image enhancement*, PMB VAIO Edition is outstanding software...  Read more


VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named KSTEngine.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 15.91 MB (16,678,603 bytes). The installed file VAIOUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 11% of users of VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1873FFC1-FDCB-47E1-B7C7-F418211E3530}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer

Program executable:KSTEngine.exe
Name:VAIO Image Optimizer
VAIO Image Optimizer Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Creations\VAIO Image Optimizer\KSTEngine.exe
Additional files:
  • VAIOUpdate.dll - VAIOUpdate Dynamic Link Library (VAIOUpda Dynamic Link Library)
  • KstBrazil.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer (VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Brazil)
  • KstCommon.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common
  • KSTCommonCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Common Core
  • KSTEngine.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer Engine
  • KstEnglish.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization English
  • KstFrench.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization French
  • KstGerman.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization German
  • KSTImageCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Image Core
  • KstItaly.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Italy
  • KstJapan.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Japan
  • KstKorea.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Korea
  • KstNetherlands.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Netherlands
  • KstPoland.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Poland
  • KstRussian.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Russian
  • KstSChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization SChinese
  • KstSpain.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization Spain
  • KstTChinese.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Localization TChinese
  • KSTVideoCore.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer Video Core
  • VIOptimizer.exe
  • VIOTask.exe - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOTask
  • VIOUtility.dll - VAIO Image Optimizer VIOUtility
  • coreHDR.dll - EuTEC Pseudo HDR (EuTEC Pseudo High Dynamic Range)
  • rcpdblripp_t.dll
  • GpuClbCheck.dll - GpuClbCheckSDK (GpuCalibration Check)
  • rcpdblr.dll
  • rcpehdr.dll
  • rcpesnr.dll
  • sgcudme.dll - Sony dme dll
  • sgcuupc.dll - Sony upc dll
  • sgpuclb.dll - Sony gpu calibration dll
  • VSSUProcess.exe - VSSUProcess
  • coreSNR.dll - EuTEC SNR (EuTEC Spatial Noise Reduction)
  • diva.dll

How do I remove VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer?

You can uninstall VAIO - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer 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 - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (VAIO Image Optimizer), 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 - PMB VAIO Edition plug-in VAIO Image Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.84%
Windows 10 8.10%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.48%
Windows 10 Home 6.47%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.50%
Windows 7 Professional 4.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.33% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 11.33%
  Germany 10.27%
  United States 8.53%
  Italy 6.97%
  India 5.73%
  France 5.23%
  Canada 4.55%
  Spain 3.11%
  Netherlands 3.11%
  Australia 2.99%
  Iran 2.24%
  Japan 2.12%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Sweden 1.93%

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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