What is VAIOUpdt.exe?

The genuine VAIOUpdt.exe file is a software component of VAIO Update by Sony.
Sony started off at the beginning of World War 2 as an electronics shop in Tokyo. Owned by Masaru Ibuka, it took up space in a department store and began operations with only $530 in capital and eight employees. Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation), as it was originally called, built Japan's first Tape recorder, the Type-G. In 1958, the company changed its name to Sony. Today, the Sony corporation is among the world's largest companies which operates under four segments - Electronics, Motion pictures, Music and Financial Services. Sony's VAIO (Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer) brand of personal computers first made its debut in 1996. Currently the brand produces notebooks, subnotebooks, desktops and media centers. VAIOUpdt.exe performs regular updates for VAIO computers.

VAIOUpdt stands for VAIO Update

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 VAIOUpdt.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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VAIOUpdt.exe file information

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

The process known as VAIO Update or VAIOUpdt belongs to software VAIO Update or VAIO Flavored Wallpaper by Sony (

Description: VAIOUpdt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The VAIOUpdt.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update 2\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 546,936 bytes and 15 more variants. 
The VAIOUpdt.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The VAIOUpdt.exe file is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. VAIOUpdt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with VAIO or VAIO Flavored Wallpaper occur, you can also uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify VAIOUpdt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VAIOUpdt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VAIOUpdt.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

It is used in updating vaio pc or a laptop. it is not dangerous. it will be in the taskbar. i have it on my vaio laptop

Summary: Average user rating of VAIOUpdt.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think VAIOUpdt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving VAIOUpdt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VAIOUpdt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the VAIOUpdt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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