OK to Uninstall Vaio Messenger?

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  1. xxGenericSNxx

    xxGenericSNxx Z1 Fanboy

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    The last two days on the Z I've been getting a popup from Vaio Messenger with some errors. I'm not really sure what they are or how to get rid of them, but I find it irritating. Would it be recommended to get rid of Vaio Messenger, or will something else be messed up because of it?

    A way to not get the error would be a nice fix as well.

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    I uninstalled it when I got my F13 and did not experience any problems. And when I did my clean install I did not install it at all and everything works great.
     
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    what does the vaio messenger do?is like a sort of yahoo?i never heard of vaio messenger my Z13 when i bought it didn't have such thing installed :confused:
     
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    I think its primary purpose is to remind you how much Sony sucks at building software.

    EDIT: that is with the exception of Vegas Pro... but that is a whole other division
     
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    I second that!

     
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    You can always uninstall it and live happily forever thereafter.

    or you can do some checks just to make sure it's not due to some other problems, like corrupted sectors/files or broken hardware.

    Run event viewer. Look around and before the time this thing showed up.

    Also, google the exact same message. I suspect you're not the only one who had this problem, in which case, we can probably attribute the source of the problem to the incompetence of certain Sony's programmers.
     
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    I don't really see anything in Event Viewer that looks troublesome. I didn't really do anything to immediately trigger this popup message. I think I'll just uninstall it the next time I get an error. Thanks for the replies!

    Yes, Sony software in general sucks. I do have Vegas but I haven't played around with it yet, though.
     
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    What does that program do?

    Don't have it on my Z11/SA.
     
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    OK I might've messed something up. As I was installing ~14 Windows Updates, I also uninstalled Vaio Messenger from the control panel. After the Windows updates, it required a restart of the computer. I restarted it, and after it booted back up, I was unhappy with the fan constantly running. I believe the irratic fan noise was a direct result of the Windows updates so I restored Windows to an earlier point in time. This made the fan noise go away, but on the control panel, it still shows Vaio Messenger as installed. I try to uninstall it, but nothing happens. I think this glitch/error is because I restored windows to an earlier point in time after I've uninstalled the program.

    During the same computer session I got another popup that looks exactly like the Vaio Messenger one, but this one says Center Stage. I have no clue how to get rid of this popup and that weird arrow thing on the left (aside from clicking "x" but I want to uninstall it). Control panel does not recognize Center Stage as a program I have installed. Any suggestions?

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. It doesn't change the fact that your copy of Vaio Messenger is broken (it's just that now it's more broken than usual :D). You can just stop it from running on start-up using msconfig.

    If you prefer a cleaner way of doing things, here's what I'd do: remove vaio messenger's entry from the list of installed programs using one of those tools one can easily find on download.com, re-install vaio messenger, and then uninstall it.

    This is assuming the new error messages that you get come from vaio messenger.

    If it comes from a shared component (used by other sony programs as well), then you ought to re-install all sony related things (including vaio messenger), and then uninstall vaio messenger.

    If it doesn't come from sony, well, I'd use a process explorer or spy++ to look at which process the error message window belongs to, find the process's file location, and figure out what to do from there, e.g. if it's in a program folder in c:\program files, I'd see if I can uninstall that particular program using control panel. Otherwise I'll just rename it, reboot, make sure windows doesn't go stupid, and delete it for real.
     
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