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What is listener.exe?

Part of VaioCare Sample Collector Service by Sony of America

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How does listener.exe run?

Process - listener.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. listener.exe is executed by the process vcperfservice.exe (VAIO Care Performance Service by Sony of America).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the listener.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of listener.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is listener.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00032% CPU3208.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.68 MB RAM7.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio care\listener.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: listener.exe
Publisher: Sony of America Corporation (verified)
Name: VaioCare Sample Collector Service
Description: VaioCare Window Listener Application
Version: 3, 0, 0, 407
Size: 79.12 KB
Original file name: listener.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/12/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006286335%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003078361%
User CPU: 0.00032079738990%
Privileged CPU time: 1690135.63 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 39 ms
CPU cycle count: 344,544,130
CPU cycle count /min: 1,442,875
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.12 MB
Peak committed memory: 64.08 MB
Paged memory: 1.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.72 MB
Paged system memory: 118.67 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.6 KB
Working set memory: 4.25 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.65 MB
Min working set memory: 4.06 MB
Private memory: 1.68 MB
Page faults: 6,751
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 28.34 KB
Read transfer /min: 37 Bytes
Total other operations: 376
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.85 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 48
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Command
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care/listener.exe /silent /slot=0

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 4d96f6f7508bdf46771262eeea505f98
SHA-1: 265086f763b1401c67d82ee986b80b49e77aa108
SHA-256: b2d92506dbabad060ee63673cc15ae84c99d7203ed14e681d55793f4e8708005

PE image details

File packed: No
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