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What percent of users and experts removed it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,688
United States Rank #4,295
Reach 0.0839%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.08 days
474.41 days >
Average installed length: 249.27 days


6.00.1028 62.21%
6.00.0722 26.96% 10.82%

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VAIO Survey

What is VAIO Survey?  (from Sony)

From the Survey: "We're conducting a study on the web experience of our VAIO website. Your opinions are important to us and we would appreciate if you can spare some time to answer some simple questions. It will not take more than 3 minutes."


VAIO Survey is a software program developed by Sony. It is typically pre-installed with most new Sony computers. The most common release is 6.00.1028, 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. 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 Sat Survey.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.07 MB (1,123,367 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 62% of users of VAIO Survey come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com/pcsupport
Help link: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Survey
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Estimated size: 1.07 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Survey

Program executable:VAIO Sat Survey.exe
Signed by:Sony Corporation of America
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Survey\VAIO Sat Survey.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory 8.0 Runtime (Setup Application)
  • VAIO Sat Survey.exe
  • VAIO Sat Survey.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VAIO Sat Survey.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VAIO Survey'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VAIO Sat Survey.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VAIO Survey.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VAIO Sat Survey.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIOSurvey' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Survey\VAIO Sat Survey.exe".

How do I remove VAIO Survey?

You can uninstall VAIO Survey 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 Survey, 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 Survey.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.27%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 10 15.88%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.03%
Windows 10 Home 8.12%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.64%
Windows 7 Professional 5.39%
Windows 8.1 3.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.76%
  Canada 11.32%
  Brazil 6.51%
  Mexico 4.85%
  Iran 3.60%
  Argentina 1.71%
  Chile 1.48%
  Colombia 0.92%
  Peru 0.60%
  Spain 0.55%
  Germany 0.46%
  Venezuela 0.37%
  Turkey 0.37%
  United Kingdom 0.37%

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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