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I try update Android from 2.3 to 4, using tool Sony PC Companion 2.1.
Tool want terminate processes wininit.exe and java.exe.
I can't terminate this processes using Far manager and Task manager.
When I accept termination of processes by Sony PC Companion 2.1, my computer is restrted.
Any ideas?

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Have you tried restarting the computer after Sony's PC Companion was first installed? –  Propeller Jul 13 '12 at 4:52
Did you see the source or file location of wininit.exe and java.exe it occurs to me that these files are virus files and you need to run some antivirus scan. The problem is these viruses use a regular windows process name and will be in another directory to cause confusion. Running [MalwareBytes][1] may help. One more thing if you find wininit.exe or java.exe in other than System32 folder you can delete it. [1]: malwarebytes.org –  sameer Mar 15 at 15:29
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You can't terminate wininit. If their installer is trying to do so then it's broken, or trying to install a rootkit by replacing system files in use by wininit. Normally you should have an option to ignore the warning and it will simply need a reboot after the install (though given that it's warning about a system process, I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it). Did you get the installer from Sony's official site?

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When I connect phone to PC, Sony PC Companion 2.1 was automaticaly downloaded. Don't know source –  user1143825 Jun 13 '12 at 7:15
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I have couple of things you should know before you update to ICS:

  • phone will be a little slower (UI responsibility). E. g. fliping landscape/portrait to change keyboard layout will be significantly slower.
  • battery will sometimes start to drain twice as fast as before: with only solution to disable Wifi and/or Google's location services. This is unpredictable. Sometimes it works OK but sometimes Android OS will start to eat 40 % or more power without warning.
  • LED diode will stop to indicate new SMS if you miss it.

I like the ICS UI a lot over GB, but be aware of the issues above before updating.

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