What is UPnPFramework.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the UPnPFramework.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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UPnPFramework.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with UPnPFramework
UPnPFramework.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Sony UPnP Framework belongs to software VAIO Media Integrated Server by Sony (

Description: UPnPFramework.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UPnPFramework.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\, C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\Platform\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,089,536 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 745,472 bytes, 733,184 bytes or 770,048 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. UPnPFramework.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with UPnPFramework.exe, you might want to completely remove VAIO Media Integrated Server (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify UPnPFramework.exe related errors

If UPnPFramework.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 585,728 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 581,632 bytes, 679,936 bytes or 675,840 bytes. The program has no visible window. UPnPFramework.exe is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. UPnPFramework.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UPnPFramework.exe. Therefore, you should check the UPnPFramework.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Keeps causing an error message upon bootup - can't rid it.
As far as I'm aware - not dangerous. You can deactivate it by going to msconfig and then find it in the service list if you don't need it running.
"windows media connect"
error N) 0x 800 ccc 90 and 0x 800 ccc 18
these are used in "file sharing"...they do use RAM
  D. T.  
upon bootup if my computer is runing very slow I'll go to File Manager and check processes. I'll have from 1 to 4 UPnPFramework. exe file showing CPU. I'll simple end process and things are running much better.
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache
After installing an anti-virus anti spyware program UPnP causes an error on my PC as well after boot up. Will try to remove tonight
universal plug n play
Excluded in Control Panle/Firewall now PC faster and no waiting stalls anymore.All you need ticked is Network diagnostics for XP in Exceptions.Now its fine.Could be potentially dangerous with file sharing open.

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Summary: Average user rating of UPnPFramework.exe: based on 8 votes with 10 user comments. 2 users think UPnPFramework.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think UPnPFramework.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade UPnPFramework.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving UPnPFramework issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UPnPFramework. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the UPnPFramework.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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