VAIO Update is a utility that helps in keeping VAIO computers up to date. The tool comes bundled in Sony VAIO laptops and desktop computers. The program alerts users of the necessary updates to install in the computer through an alert message that pops up on the system tray. It regularly checks for updates once a day to ensure that the computer has the latest software versions for the programs installed. It looks for updates for drivers, application, and utilities that are installed on the specific Sony VAIO laptop model. The utility works together with the Windows Update to keep the system up to date.
Clicking on the update message will redirect the users to the Sony eSupport website, where they can download the latest updates for the applications and drives installed in the system. VAIO Update uses a small amount of memory and computer resources so it does not clog up the system. It operates silently in the background to look for the latest updates to the system. This updater is useful if the Sony VAIO computer is always connected to the Internet.
VAIO Update can be turned off by changing the settings. Users can also manually check for updates by visiting the Sony eSupport website (http://esupport.sony.com).