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What is vaio gate.exe?

Part of VAIO Gate by Sony

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How does vaio gate.exe run?

Process - vaio gate.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. vaio gate.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

How does vaio gate.exe start?

Scheduled task - vaio gate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SONY\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - vaio gate.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Sony Corporation\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vaio gate.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vaio gate.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vaio gate.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.02753% CPU275305.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
19.79 MB RAM91.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
177 GDI objects118.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
266 context switches/sec266.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio gate\vaio gate.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Gate?

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 VAIO Gate.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: vaio gate.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Gate
Description: VAIO Gate
Version: 2.4.3.08240
Size: 2.22 MB
Original file name: VAIO Gate.exe.mui

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0390926568%
Privileged CPU: 0.0115621203%
User CPU: 0.02753053649108%
Privileged CPU time: 2343.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 266
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 208.16 MB
Peak committed memory: 223.95 MB
Paged memory: 19.79 MB
Peak paged memory: 20.34 MB
Paged system memory: 363.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 29.59 KB
Working set memory: 5.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 32.33 MB
Min working set memory: 5.98 MB
Private memory: 19.79 MB
Page faults: 39,243
Page faults /min: 0
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 177
Peak GDI objects: 185
USER objects: 212
Peak USER objects: 221
Resources
Handle count average: 369
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages
dinput8.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate.exe" /AutoStart

Scheduled task details

Name: VAIO Gate Restart
Command: \Sony Corporation\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate Restart

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \SONY\VAIO Gate\VAIO Gate

Image hashes

MD5: 6c8a9ae70793cb5c827586874291a8de
SHA-1: 19d979bb0d09d0e3bfe2afde71732292919d6546

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
cfgmgr32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
dwrite.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oledlg.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
wtsapi32.dll
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