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What is vaioupdt.exe?

Part of VAIO Update by Sony

What is it?

VAIO Update is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
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How does vaioupdt.exe run?

Process - vaioupdt.exe is an instance of a running program.

How does vaioupdt.exe start?

Scheduled task - vaioupdt.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Sony Corporation\VAIO Update\VAIO Update 5'. 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 - vaioupdt.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 Update\VAIO Update 5'. 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.
Startup files (all users) run - vaioupdt.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VAIO Update 2' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the vaioupdt.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of vaioupdt.exe users, 77.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update 5\vaioupdt.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Update?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: vaioupdt.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Update
Description: VAIO Update
Version: 6.3.0.08010
Size: 860.55 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Scheduled task details

Name: VAIO Update 5
Command: \SONY\VAIO Update\VAIO Update 5

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \SONY\VAIO Update\VAIO Update

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VAIO Update 2
Command: "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 83cfcbf8c3c52eb32e7b7d36402c3b93
SHA-1: d86d447b3782fc20ca007df89b117a3a23877e43

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
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comctl32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
mfc100u.dll
msvcp100.dll
msvcr100.dll
ole32.dll
rasapi32.dll
sensapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
wininet.dll
xmllite.dll
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