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Should I remove VAIO - Xperia Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,470
United States Rank #2,642
Reach 0.4653%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.13 days
328.47 days >
Average installed length: 172.59 days


VersionDistribution 8.00% 6.98% 15.09% 0.12% 4.61% 15.08% 2.25% 6.24% 6.30% 3.85% 12.29% 2.88% 1.88% 14.44%

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VAIO - Xperia Link

What is VAIO - Xperia Link?  (from Sony)

With Xperia Link, you can get your tablet or computer to connect to the Internet by using the tethering function of your Xperia™ phone. From your tablet or computer, you can remotely turn on and off the tethering function of your phone. When out and about, by tossing your phone in a pocket or bag, you can still connect...  Read more


VAIO - Xperia Link is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 xperia link.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 987.79 KB (1,011,499 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 29% of users of VAIO - Xperia Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Xperia Link
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D91558BF-D1F3-411F-AEFE-8774CB406512}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0416 -removeonly
Estimated size: 987.79 KB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO - Xperia Link

Program executable:xperia link.exe
Name:Xperia Link
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\xperia link\xperia link.exe
Additional files:
  • XperiaLinkDataSupport.exe - XperiaLinkDataSupport
  • XperiaLinkNotificationEx.exe - Xperia Link (Xperia Link (XperiaLinkNotificationEx))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Xperia Link.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B661AFBC-712B-4C4E-BEAF-F063761D07D6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Xperia Link.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Xperia Link Logon Start.

How do I remove VAIO - Xperia Link?

You can uninstall VAIO - Xperia Link 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 - Xperia Link, 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 - Xperia Link.

Win 10 83%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.62%
Windows 7 17.37%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 32.11%
Windows 8 15.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.90%
Windows 10 Home 10.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.03%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.16%
  Italy 9.23%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Germany 6.96%
  France 3.95%
  India 3.72%
  Brazil 3.15%
  Canada 2.70%
  Spain 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Australia 1.57%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Saudi Arabia 1.32%

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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