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Should I remove Wireless Switch Setting Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,644
United States Rank #8,550
Reach 0.0330%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.58 days
282.73 days >
Average installed length: 148.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.15% 1.54% 0.77% 0.46% 0.15% 0.77% 0.77% 0.92% 1.23% 0.46% 1.08% 5.54% 4.15% 43.69% 2.15% 15.08% 6.00% 14.46% 0.15% 0.46%

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Wireless Switch Setting Utility


Wireless Switch Setting Utility 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 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 programs's main executable is switcher.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.67 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,207,499 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 56% of users of Wireless Switch Setting Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 4.01 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Wireless Switch Setting Utility

Program executable:switcher.exe
Name:Wireless Switch Setting Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\wireless switch setting utility\switcher.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • SwitcherLocale.dll - Wireless Switch Setting Utility
  • WissuIF.dll
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Switcher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WSSU'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Switcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WSSU.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Switcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Switcher.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Switcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000768413%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005492%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002192%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,411
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Wireless Switch Setting Utility?

You can uninstall Wireless Switch Setting Utility 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 Wireless Switch Setting Utility, 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 Wireless Switch Setting Utility.

Win Vista (SP2) 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 71.06%
Windows 7 17.46%
Windows XP 7.96%
Windows 10 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 58.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.16%
Windows Vista Business 7.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.38%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.18%
  United Kingdom 6.24%
  Japan 4.08%
  Germany 3.96%
  France 2.52%
  Canada 2.40%
  Italy 2.28%
  Iran 2.16%
  Spain 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Mexico 1.44%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Russia 0.84%

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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