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Should I remove VAIO Update 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,002
United States Rank #14,758
Reach 0.0318%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.73 days
227.95 days >
Average installed length: 119.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.6.1.02150 0.33%
5.4.1.04200 0.16%
5.1.0.13220 19.67%
5.0.0.12210 2.11%
5.0.0.12150 0.49%
5.0.0.12090 4.39%
5.0.0.12080 3.41%
5.0.0.10300 69.27%
5.0.0.10160 0.16%

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VAIO Update 5

What is VAIO Update 5?

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.

Overview

The most common release is 5.0.0.10300, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 12 files and is usually about 16.93 MB (17,750,094 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 5
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5BEE8F1F-BD32-4553-8107-500439E43BD7}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0010 -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.93 MB
Language: Italian

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Update 5

Program executable:vaioupdt.exe
Name:VAIO Update
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update 5\vaioupdt.exe
MD5:938de6df700a759839fdc5badfce901f
Additional files:
  • ShellExeProxy.exe
  • ResourceDll.dll - ResourceDll
  • VUAC.dll - VAIO Update
  • VUAC64.dll
  • VUAgent.exe
  • VUSSU.dll
  • VUSSU64.dll
  • VUVC.dll
  • VUVC64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ShellExeProxy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch Application' (runs on registration).
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VAIO Update 5'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VAIO Update 5.
Service
  • VUAgent.exe runs as a service named 'VUAgent' (VUAgent) "Agent for VAIO Update.".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 5\VAIOUpdt.exe /Stationary /RestartByRestartManageC:081D5795-1CA8-412c-8F44-30C2CEC0CBA9.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VAIOUpdt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VAIO Update 5' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 5\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

VAIOUpdt.exe
Memory:3.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002927078%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00017486%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011784%
0.015104% average
VUAgent.exe
Memory:2.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0002409155%
Kernel CPU:0.00012046%
User CPU:0.00012046%

How do I remove VAIO Update 5?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Update 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VAIO Update 5 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VAIO Update 5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 5.

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Sony
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.98%
Windows 10 2.76%
Windows Vista 2.76%
Windows XP 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.42%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Windows 7 Starter 5.43%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.76%
  United Kingdom 7.79%
  Iran 6.03%
  Italy 5.15%
  Germany 4.41%
  Spain 3.97%
  Canada 3.82%
  France 2.94%
  Saudi Arabia 2.94%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Belgium 2.35%
  India 2.21%
  Australia 2.06%
  Japan 1.91%

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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