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Global Rank #42,138
United States Rank #41,665
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VersionDistribution 2.33% 16.28% 34.88% 16.28% 20.93% 2.33%
2.1.0010240 2.33%
2.0.0007200 4.65%

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eBook Library by Sony

What is eBook Library by Sony?  (from Sony)

Experience a whole new approach to reading with the eBook Library Software -your one-stop application for browsing, downloading, managing, and reading your favorite titles. Its integrated eBook Store features thousands of eBook titles including a wide variety of new releases, bestsellers, and your favorite classics. No...  Read more


eBook Library by Sony 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 setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 47.08 MB (49,365,933 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 44% of users of eBook Library by Sony come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ebookstore.sony.com
Help link: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C239BCD7-882A-478F-A5CF-DDEB074A4291}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 47.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by eBook Library by Sony

  • FskDocumentViewerAdobe.dll - Embedded PDF/EPUB Viewer for eBook Library (Embedded PDF/EPUB Viewer 1.0)
  • InstallerUtils.dll - InstallerUtilsApp (Installer Utilities for Sony eBook Reader Application)
  • ebldetectie.dll - Reader Library (Reader Library Helper Plugin)
  • eBook Library Launcher.exe - eBook Library
  • eBook Library.exe
  • npebldetectmoz.dll - eBook Library Helper
  • prsctr.dll - prsctr

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npebldetectmoz.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npebldetectmoz.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npebldetectmoz.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@sony.com/eBookLibrary' with a plugin key of '@sony.com/eBookLibrary' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • eBook Library.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D5B79DA9-40E7-41C5-9E9A-B057B850015B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • eBook Library Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eBook Library Launcher' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\launcher\eBook Library Launcher.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • eBook Library.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\eBook Library.exe'.

How do I remove eBook Library by Sony?

You can uninstall eBook Library by Sony 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 eBook Library by Sony, 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 eBook Library by Sony.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by eBook Library by Sony you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win 10 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 36.36%
Windows Vista 36.36%
Windows XP 20.45%
Windows 10 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.32%
Windows 10 Home 7.32%
Windows Vista Business 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.00%
  Germany 14.00%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Netherlands 6.00%
  Australia 4.00%
  Spain 4.00%
  Belgium 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  Norway 2.00%
  Panama 2.00%
  Switzerland 2.00%
  Russia 2.00%
  Austria 2.00%
  ME 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.03%
Acer 16.22%
Dell 13.51%
Medion 8.11%
American Megatrends 5.41%
Sony 5.41%
Toshiba 5.41%
Packard Bell 2.70%
Gateway 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
Lenovo 2.70%
Common models
Sony VGN-FZ38M 3.13%
Samsung R540/SA41/E452 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.13%
Medion E7220 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 62... 3.13%

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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