What does the SonyIEx.exe file do?
As is typical for Windows: SonyIEx contains no data regarding the software that installed this process. Nor is there any indication of who the producer of this software is. An obsolete or defective version of SonyIEx.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SonyIEx has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SonyIEx has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SonyIEx.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SonyIEx.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SonyIEx.exe SonyIEx
SonyIEx.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SonyIEx.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 126,976 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. SonyIEx.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 77% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves SonyIEx.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about SonyIEx?
|SonyIEx.exe is used for the Sony Multicard readers, its main purpose is for alocating and maintaining the readers drive Names and letters. |
|The only Sony device I have installed on my computer is an SD/etc. card reader. 19-in-1. That's probably where it came from in my case. |
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove SonyIEx from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SonyIEx.exe (SonyIEx) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SonyIEx. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SonyIEx or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SonyIEx.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.