What is VCSW.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 VCSW.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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VCSW.exe file information

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

The process known as VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter belongs to software VAIO Entertainment Platform or VAIO Entertainment or MyProfessionalBusinessCards by Sony (

Description: VCSW.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. VCSW.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 270,336 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 274,432 bytes, 278,528 bytes, 313,264 bytes or 279,848 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VCSW.exe. Therefore, you should check the VCSW.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

Process PC portable Sony VAIO
Sony VAIO multimedia extra functions
Part of sony laptop

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of VCSW.exe: based on 7 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think VCSW.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think VCSW.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving VCSW issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VCSW. 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 VCSW.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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