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Should I remove VAIO Security Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,390
United States Rank #7,539
Reach 0.0200%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.10.0222.AR 0.51%
6.00.1015 30.89%
5.10.1102.XP 0.51%
5.00.0716 29.37%
4.10.0416 0.25%
4.00.0314 14.68%
4.00.0301 1.52%
3.00.1128 22.28%

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VAIO Security Center

What is VAIO Security Center?

VAIO Security Center is pre-installed on many laptop models. It is just a way for Sony to promote affiliates for trial and full installations of various anti-virus products including Norton, Webroot as well as other security products such as parental controls. In addition the software will show users what types of security programs they currently have running.

About  (from Sony)

The moment you connect when you go online, your VAIO Notebook is exposed to a multiple of privacy and security risks beyond your control. Protect your VAIO by activating the preinstalled 60 day subscription of McAfee┬« Internet Security. McAfee┬« VirusScan helps you to detect thousands of viruses on your computer, includ...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 6.00.1015, 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 primary executable is named VSC.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 2.21 MB (2,322,432 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/pcsupport
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Estimated size: 2.21 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Security Center

Program executable:VSC.exe
Name:VSC
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center\VSC.exe
MD5:f764b6b56d4838397a6c2b8921dc9431
  • vsc.exe - VSC

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VSC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIOSecurity' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Security Center\VSC.exe" 1.

How do I remove VAIO Security Center?

You can uninstall VAIO Security Center 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 Security Center, 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 Security Center.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Sony
 
OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.93%
Windows 7 10.80%
Windows 10 1.51%
Windows XP 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 78.12%
Windows Vista Business 6.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.56%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.04%
Windows 7 Professional 1.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.08%
  Canada 2.18%
  Iran 1.56%
  Brazil 0.62%
  Indonesia 0.62%
  India 0.47%
  PR 0.47%
  Israel 0.47%
  Poland 0.47%
  United Kingdom 0.47%
  Australia 0.31%
  Mexico 0.31%
  Venezuela 0.31%
  Germany 0.31%

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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