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What is pmbvolumewatcher.exe?

Part of PMB by Sony

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How does pmbvolumewatcher.exe run?

Process - pmbvolumewatcher.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does pmbvolumewatcher.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pmbvolumewatcher.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PMBVolumeWatcher' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Autoplay handler - pmbvolumewatcher.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the pmbvolumewatcher.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of pmbvolumewatcher.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pmbvolumewatcher.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00080% CPU7981.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.95 MB RAM32.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              17 GDI objects11.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\pmb\pmbvolumewatcher.exe

Are there other versions of PMB?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PMB.

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: pmbvolumewatcher.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: PMB
Description: Media Check Tool
Product version:
Size: 634.84 KB
Original file name: PMBVolumeWatcher.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2010
Expiration date: 11/5/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0020534692%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012553519%
User CPU: 0.00079811723555%
Privileged CPU time: 335.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,504,497,182
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 90.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 98.34 MB
Paged memory: 6.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.12 MB
Paged system memory: 160.3 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.48 KB
Working set memory: 1.84 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.75 MB
Min working set memory: 1.02 MB
Private memory: 6.95 MB
Page faults: 16,510
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 227
Total read transfer: 2.17 MB
Total write operations: 4
Total write transfer: 2.19 KB
Total other operations: 5,067
Total other transfer: 48.99 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 17
Peak GDI objects: 20
USER objects: 9
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 201
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: PMBVolumeWatcher
Command: C:\Program Files\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe

Autoplay handler details

Name: SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 1144f1a221f756e05525179b5e1682c1
SHA-1: 39b0df754ffb2034775fb9946299a0ec8ce12f50
SHA-256: 8d956aec3c19f07762af050f8040a23dfc9a25cd7edba51ce7793edd61a5dde1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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