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Should I remove VAIO Update 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,646
United States Rank #6,263
Reach 0.0383%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.45 days
603.33 days >
Average installed length: 317.00 days


VersionDistribution 19.76% 1.19% 18.97% 0.13% 6.50% 24.67% 1.46% 14.46% 3.18% 6.90% 1.86% 0.80% 0.13%

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VAIO Update 3

What is VAIO Update 3?

VAIO Update is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update. It is pre-installed with most VAIO Pcs.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is vaioupdt.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.57 MB (3,748,055 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 3.57 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Update 3

Program executable:vaioupdt.exe
Name:VAIO Update
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update 3\vaioupdt.exe
Additional files:
  • VUAC.dll - VAIO Update (VUAC)
  • VURes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VAIO Update.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIO Update 3' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary.

How do I remove VAIO Update 3?

You can uninstall VAIO Update 3 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 Update 3, 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 Update 3.

Win Vista (SP2) 66%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 80.18%
Windows 7 11.23%
Windows XP 6.87%
Windows 10 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.79%
Windows Vista Business 9.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.65%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.83%
  Canada 3.36%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Mexico 2.24%
  Germany 1.96%
  Iran 1.87%
  France 1.40%
  Italy 1.21%
  Japan 1.12%
  Spain 1.03%
  Brazil 0.75%
  Australia 0.75%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  Taiwan 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 97.50%
Intel 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
Sony VGN-CR220E 4.60%
Sony VGN-NR430E 3.91%
Sony VGN-NR498E 3.91%
Sony VGN-FZ240E 2.99%
Sony VGN-NR120E 2.76%
Sony VGN-FZ140E 2.76%

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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