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Should I remove VAIO Update 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,627
United States Rank #7,595
Reach 0.0542%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.89 days
380.20 days >
Average installed length: 199.77 days


VersionDistribution 43.03% 4.68% 0.37% 2.62% 8.33% 14.41% 7.67% 1.12% 8.89% 8.61% 0.28%

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VAIO Update 4

What is VAIO Update 4?

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 common release is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named vaioupdt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.44 MB (2,556,495 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 4
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{83CDA18E-0BF3-4ACA-872C-B4CDABF2360E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.44 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Update 4

Program executable:vaioupdt.exe
Name:VAIO Update
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update 4\vaioupdt.exe
Additional files:
  • VUAC.dll - VAIO Update (VUAC)
  • VURes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SONY\VAIO Update\VAIO Update 5'.
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 4' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 4\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\sony\VAIO Update\VAIOUpdt.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002865858%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022553%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006106%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,403
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VAIO Update 4?

You can uninstall VAIO Update 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.47%
Windows Vista 41.40%
Windows 10 4.39%
Windows XP 3.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 36.08%
Windows 7 Professional 4.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.50%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.58%
  United Kingdom 6.50%
  Italy 5.34%
  Canada 5.26%
  Germany 4.41%
  France 3.25%
  Mexico 3.02%
  Iran 2.63%
  Brazil 2.24%
  Spain 2.01%
  Japan 1.86%
  India 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Belgium 1.08%

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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