Is vaioupdt.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of vaioupdt.exe:









File purpose and description:

VAIOUpdt.exe is a file which most likely was already found on your computer the day you purchased it. The correct file location is also listed at the bottom of this page, and should always be checked to make sure you are looking at the same folder. Spyware and virus programs often mimic a similiar name file in an attempt to fool you, so verify the file name and folder location. This VAIOUpdt.exe file is digitally signed to Sony, and it is part of their update service on Sony Vaio copmuters. This file can be removed from your startup list if you wish. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
vaioupdt.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
You can find this file on your drive in folder "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3\VAIOUpdt.exe" /Stationary


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, vaioupdt.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of vaioupdt.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!