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What is vcsystray.exe?

Part of VAIO Care by Sony

What is it?

VAIO Care software included on your laptop is designed to help users maintain and update Sony computers.
Description of vcsystray.exe from Sony
Whether you enter VAIO Care from the ASSIST button or start menu, this utility can guide you through troubleshooting steps, system updates, configuration tools and system tune-up options. VAIO Care is actually a built-in troubleshooting and maintenance program that comes installed on your VAIO PC to help you maintain peak performance and resolve any concerns you may be having with your VAIO PC. Be aware, not all VAIO PCs will have the ASSIST button but you can easily access it under your programs list in the start menu button.
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How does vcsystray.exe run?

Process - vcsystray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vcsystray.exe is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does vcsystray.exe start?

Scheduled task - vcsystray.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Sony Corporation\VAIO Care\VAIO Care'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - vcsystray.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Sony Corporation\VAIO Care\VAIO Care'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vcsystray.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vcsystray.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vcsystray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU786.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
52.38 MB RAM243.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
55 GDI objects36.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio care\vcsystray.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Care?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by VAIO Care.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: vcsystray.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Care
Description: VAIO Care
Size: 1.09 MB
Original file name: VCsystray.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Expiration date: 1/4/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002203871%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001417135%
User CPU: 0.00007867366987%
Privileged CPU time: 281.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 436,541,191
CPU cycle count /min: 5,035,595
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 663.48 MB
Peak committed memory: 695.35 MB
Paged memory: 52.38 MB
Peak paged memory: 82.28 MB
Paged system memory: 456.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.78 KB
Working set memory: 1.31 MB
Peak working set memory: 31.72 MB
Min working set memory: 744 KB
Private memory: 52.38 MB
Page faults: 35,371
Page faults /min: 46
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 114
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 396.82 KB
Read transfer /min: 530 Bytes
Total write operations: 67
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 234.62 KB
Write transfer /min: 314 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,951
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 717.17 KB
Other Transfer /min: 958 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 55
Peak GDI objects: 57
USER objects: 18
Peak USER objects: 23
Handle count average: 609
Thread count average: 11
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\VCsystray.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: VAIO Care
Command: \VAIO Care

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \VAIO Care

Image hashes

MD5: 4840b7926bb5b13b2a157c7cc150da6b
SHA-1: fc237cb964cd606202b4e8c2f82e16dd78807a7b
SHA-256: fae55a763dab9368c28d69de4204e465d1b55e22a61ff9dcb49970ae236fea83

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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