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What is updatecheckapi.dll?

Part of UpdateCheckAPI.dll by Sony

What is it?

Check Update Environment (updatecheckapi.dll) 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.
Description of updatecheckapi.dll 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 is updatecheckapi.dll loaded?

Process Module - updatecheckapi.dll is loaded as a .Net assembly module within the process vcsystemtray.exe (VCSystemTray by Sony Corporation). (An assembly is a logical unit of functionality that runs under the control of the .NET common language runtime CLR.)
UpdateCheckAPI.dll is loaded by:

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the updatecheckapi.dll file.Of the 0.5% of updatecheckapi.dll users, 12.5% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio care\updatecheckapi.dll

Are there other versions of UpdateCheckAPI.dll?

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: updatecheckapi.dll
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: UpdateCheckAPI.dll
Description: Check Update Environment
Version: 8.2.0.14020
Size: 168.12 KB
Original file name: UpdateCheckAPI.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/28/2011
Expiration date: 3/28/2012

Image hashes

MD5: e926553f96b00d3b8f3cecf9fd0efefb
SHA-1: acbc9836bb58212779b3e3fe8ac4abc6a684d68b

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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