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Should I remove VAIO Quick Web Access?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,292
United States Rank #5,800
Reach 0.2779%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.25 days
361.34 days >
Average installed length: 189.85 days


VersionDistribution 0.24% 0.89% 3.49% 1.04% 10.97% 30.82% 1.90% 0.47% 2.41% 0.80% 0.13% 17.11% 2.43% 0.02% 0.09% 15.68% 2.10% 0.07% 2.68% 6.65%

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VAIO Quick Web Access

What is VAIO Quick Web Access?  (from Sony)

The Quick Web Access function enables you to access the Internet without starting Windows. Press the WEB button on your VAIO computer while the computer is off. Once completed the initial setup, you can start the web browser used with the Quick Web Access function just by pressing the WEB button from the next time.
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VAIO Quick Web Access 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. The primary executable is named SplashtopDll.dll. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 669.74 KB (685,816 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 15% of users of VAIO Quick Web Access come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

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.
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: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\SPLASH.SYS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /x{5A92468F-3ED8-4F96-A9E1-4F176C80EC29} CUSTOM_HAVE_DIALOG=Yes
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 669.74 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Quick Web Access

Program module:SplashtopDll.dll
Name:Installer Common Modules
Installer Common Library
  • SplashtopDll.dll (by DeviceVM) - Installer Common Modules (Installer Common Library)

How do I remove VAIO Quick Web Access?

You can uninstall VAIO Quick Web Access 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 Quick Web Access, 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 Quick Web Access.

Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.73%
Windows 10 10.22%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.82%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.62%
Windows 10 Home 7.84%
Windows 7 Professional 4.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.73%
Windows 10 Pro 0.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.96%
  United Kingdom 10.36%
  Germany 7.13%
  Italy 6.46%
  India 5.95%
  France 5.00%
  Brazil 4.77%
  Canada 4.74%
  Spain 3.28%
  Japan 2.08%
  Iran 2.01%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Mexico 1.86%
  Australia 1.68%

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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