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gamelauncher-vgd-live x86Sony-Vanguard


gamelauncher-vgd-live x86Sony-Vanguard is a program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. 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 software installer includes 6 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: soe.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Filessony\vanguard
Uninstaller: C:\Program FilesSony\Vanguard\Uninstaller.exe

Program filesFiles installed by gamelauncher-vgd-live x86Sony-Vanguard

  • Vanguard.exe - Vanguard Updater and Launcher (VanguardLauncher)
  • LaunchPad.exe - LaunchPad (GameLauncher)
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • !CheckMinSpec.dll
  • LaunchPad.dll
  • LP_DiagVGO.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{098A1A94-81B4-4113-B9E4-90A8D01A1A84}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Vanguard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\Vanguard.exe'.

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  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.
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  2. When you find the program gamelauncher-vgd-live (x86)Sony-Vanguard, 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 gamelauncher-vgd-live x86Sony-Vanguard.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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