What is VSNService.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 VSNService.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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VSNService.exe file information

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

The process known as VAIO Smart Network Service belongs to software VAIO Smart Network or VSNService by Sony (

Description: VSNService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file VSNService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 845,312 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 836,608 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The VSNService.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with VSNService.exe, you may also uninstall VAIO Smart Network from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify VSNService.exe related errors

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

Gehört zu Vaio Smart Network.Erscheint im Task und zeigt Drahtlosverbindung oder Bluetoot an.

Summary: Average user rating of VSNService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks VSNService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving VSNService issues

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