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What is vuagent.exe?

Part of VUAgent.exe by Sony

What is it?

VAIO Update (VUAgent.exe) is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
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How does vuagent.exe run?

Service - vuagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VUAgent' (VUAgent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. VUAgent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vuagent.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vuagent.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vuagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00038% CPU3797.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.91 MB RAM27.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio update common\vuagent.exe

Are there other versions of VUAgent.exe?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: vuagent.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VUAgent.exe
Description: VUAgent.exe
Size: 1.32 MB
Original file name: VUAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006384583%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002587217%
User CPU: 0.00037973664390%
Privileged CPU time: 1372.81 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 579,596,850
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 82.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 94.84 MB
Paged memory: 5.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 17.76 MB
Paged system memory: 123.77 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.77 KB
Working set memory: 13.6 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.84 MB
Min working set memory: 11.48 MB
Private memory: 5.91 MB
Page faults: 27,858
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 23,643
Total read transfer: 1.8 MB
Total write operations: 9
Total write transfer: 17.32 KB
Total other operations: 20,721
Total other transfer: 47.84 KB
Handle count average: 222
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update Common\VUAgent.exe"

Service details

Name: VUAgent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Agent for VAIO Update.”

Network connectivity

TCP: server-216-137-37-161.sfo4.r.cloudfront.net on port 49326

Image hashes

MD5: 0826112cc64529ad5cf28ac6dd6eba44
SHA-1: f6e9e31284492b178ad45822c76185c541f0eacf
SHA-256: ab3bb4e004addd012b6b02b0977b10efdc786ad7e0446a863f9e395a0ac6b76a

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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