Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Default Sony Bloatware

Hi, I just got my new VAIO CW2S1E, it seems like a cracking peice of kit but as usual Sony have filled it with an incredible amount of bloatware, I was wondering if anyone could tell me from this list what is safe to get rid of, and from experience what stuff is actually useful and I should keep.

thanks in advance,

NMonk

Vaio Care
Vaio Content Metadata Intelligent Analyzing Manager
Vaio Content Metadata Intelligent Intelligent Network Service Manager
Vaio Content Metadata Manager Settings
Vaio Content Metadata XML Interface Settings
Vaio Content Monitoring Settings
Vaio Control Centre
Vaio CW screensaver
Vaio Data Restore Tool
Vaio DVD Menu Data
Vaio Entertainment Platform
Vaio Event Service
Vaio Gate
Vaio Gate Default
Vaio Marketing Tools
Vaio Media Plus
Vaio Media Plus Opening Movie
Vaio Movie Story Template Data
Vaio Original Function Settings
Vaio Personalization Manager
Vaio Power Management
Vaio Premium Partners
Vaio Smart Network
Vaio Transfer Support
Vaio Update 5
Vaio Wallpaper Contents
__________________

NMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Legodude522's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,303
Default Re: Sony Bloatware

You should be able to remove everything. There are usually better replacements for any features that you do indeed need. I would first suggest you disable everything from the startup. Start -> RUN or Search -> MSCONFIG Disable everything from the startup except for anti-virus.
__________________

__________________
PC: Intel i7 4790K, 16gb RAM, MSI R7 250 2gb
Phone: Apple iPhone 6s 64gb
Handheld Games: Nintendo 3DS XL, Tapwave Zodiac 2, GamePark Holdings GP2X F100
Legodude522 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2010, 02:00 AM   #3
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Sony Bloatware

^ Remove the antivirus too, and install your own. The best free one out there is Clamwin (windows version of ClamAV), which from my experiences, catches more than Norton.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0