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What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 540.88 days

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Vaio Marketing Tools


Vaio Marketing Tools is a software program developed by Sony. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 12.39 MB (12,993,309 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of Vaio Marketing Tools come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sony
URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\Uninstaller.exe /bootstrap
Estimated size: 12.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vaio Marketing Tools

  • MarketingTools.exe (by Sony NSCE) - Marketing Tools
  • HammerProgram.dll (by NSCE) - HammerProgram
  • Uninstaller.exe (by NSCE) - Uninstaller
  • Win32Interop.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MarketingTools.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Marketing Tools' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MarketingTools.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MarketingTools' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe.

How do I remove Vaio Marketing Tools?

You can uninstall Vaio Marketing Tools 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 Marketing Tools, 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 Marketing Tools.

Win Vista (SP2) 68%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 81.25%
Windows 7 15.63%
Windows 10 2.08%
Windows XP 1.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 58.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.79%
Windows Vista Business 12.64%
Windows Vista Ultimate 8.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.40% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 31.40%
  Germany 16.28%
  France 9.30%
  Spain 6.98%
  Italy 6.98%
  Netherlands 4.65%
  United States 4.65%
  Belgium 3.49%
  Greece 2.33%
  Hungary 2.33%
  Russia 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Austria 1.16%
  CY 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 95.79%
Acer 3.16%
Medion 1.05%
Common models
Sony VGN-FZ38M 5.81%
Sony VGN-NR21E_S 3.49%
Sony VGN-AR88E 3.49%
Sony VGN-AR61ZU 3.49%
Sony VGN-AR61M 3.49%
Sony VGN-AR71S 2.33%

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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