What does the UPnPFramework.exe file do?
The UPnPFramework.exe process is also known as Sony UPnP Framework and is a part of VAIO Media Integrated Server. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of UPnPFramework.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Sony UPnP Framework has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Sony UPnP Framework 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)
- UPnPFramework.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UPnPFramework.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UPnPFramework.exe Sony UPnP Framework
UPnPFramework.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. UPnPFramework.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 1,089,536 bytes.
UPnPFramework.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. UPnPFramework.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A UPnPFramework.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 581,632 bytes. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This UPnPFramework.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The UPnPFramework file is not part of the Windows operating system. UPnPFramework.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 UPnPFramework.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 UPnPFramework?
|Keeps causing an error message upon bootup - can't rid it. |
|As far as I'm aware - not dangerous. You can deactivate it by going to msconfig and then find it in the service list if you don't need it running. |
|"windows media connect" |
|error N) 0x 800 ccc 90 and 0x 800 ccc 18 |
|these are used in "file sharing"...they do use RAM |
Summary: 2 users judge UPnPFramework.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted UPnPFramework.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall VAIO Media Integrated Server
To remove Sony UPnP Framework 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 VAIO Media Integrated Server in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UPnPFramework.exe (Sony UPnP Framework) 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 Sony UPnP Framework. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sony UPnP Framework 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 UPnPFramework.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.
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