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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).


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, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is listener.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00043% CPU4261.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.32 MB RAM6.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio care\listener.exe

Are there other versions of VaioCare Sample Collector Serv...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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: listener.exe
Publisher: Sony of America Corporation (verified)
Name: VaioCare Sample Collector Service
Description: VaioCare Window Listener Application
Version: 3, 0, 0, 407
Size: 79.43 KB
Original file name: listener.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/28/2011
Expiration date: 3/28/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0009778228%
Privileged CPU: 0.0005516336%
User CPU: 0.00042618922925%
Privileged CPU time: 343.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,317,628,311
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.44 MB
Paged memory: 1.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.32 MB
Paged system memory: 125.84 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.15 KB
Working set memory: 5.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.24 MB
Min working set memory: 5.11 MB
Private memory: 1.32 MB
Page faults: 1,378
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 19 KB
Total other operations: 662
Total other transfer: 1.24 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 46
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: e0e38b274fd0b9f56d3b043788bbbfb7
SHA-1: 518c3260e0d615cccbcee1c8188696a7bb40c33b
SHA-256: 2fbca1a01a2a9f10f21ce3d6cca3beb583820a30673f951200ccde860c9f4db1

PE image details

File packed: No
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