What is vim.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 vim.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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Vim.exe file information

The process known as VAIO Improvement or VAIO Control Center (vim Module) belongs to software VAIO Improvement or VAIO Control Center by Sony (

Description: Vim.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vim.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 351,880 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 502,912 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall VAIO Improvement or VAIO Control Center software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify vim.exe related errors

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

Installable package from cygwin; terminal based text-editor
Gehört zu VAIO Improvement, eine Software von Sony für Win 7/8. Dateigröße 446 KB. Keine Erkennung als Malware. Vielleicht früher der Name einer Malware... Program Files » Sony » VAIO Improvement
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Summary: Average user rating of vim.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks vim.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving vim issues

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