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Should I remove VAIO Transfer Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,186
United States Rank #2,228
Reach 0.5838%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.46 days
278.93 days >
Average installed length: 146.56 days


VersionDistribution 26.78% 13.84% 8.66% 3.24% 0.96% 15.84% 2.56% 8.81% 11.64% 1.05% 4.84% 1.79%

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VAIO Transfer Support

What is VAIO Transfer Support?

This utility installs the originally shipped version of the VAIO Transfer Support utility to provide a companion guide for the Windows® Easy Transfer application. The Windows Easy Transfer application helps you transfer personal files, e-mail, data files, media, and settings from your old computer to the new one.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 vaiotransfer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 30.55 MB (32,037,089 bytes).

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:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Transfer Support
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5DDAFB4B-C52E-468A-9E23-3B0CEEB671BF}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 30.55 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Transfer Support

Program executable:vaiotransfer.exe
Name:VAIO Transfer Support
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio transfer support\vaiotransfer.exe
Additional files:
  • ExecutionProxy.exe - VAIO Transfer Support
  • OpenMovie.dll
  • RunVOFS.exe
  • TransferName.dll
  • TransferStateInterface.dll
  • VT.exe
  • WETController.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ExecutionProxy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run As Application' (runs on registration).
  • VAIOTransfer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBCCA8AB-ECBC-4746-B40C-4D8F47D12B9C}' (runs on registration).
  • RunVOFS.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run VOFS' (runs on registration).

How do I remove VAIO Transfer Support?

You can uninstall VAIO Transfer Support 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 Transfer Support, 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 Transfer Support.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.78%
Windows 10 46.12%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.39%
Windows 8.1 16.89%
Windows 8 8.03%
Windows 10 Home 7.51%
Windows 7 Professional 5.48%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.38%
  United Kingdom 15.97%
  India 7.32%
  Canada 4.81%
  Australia 2.88%
  Iran 2.28%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Saudi Arabia 2.12%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Poland 1.84%
  Greece 1.76%
  Brazil 1.44%
  Indonesia 1.35%

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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