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What is spmservice.exe?

Part of VAIO Power Management by Sony

What is it?

SPM Module is part of Power management, a program designed to set up power schemes of your computer that is running on AC power or batteries to suit your requirements for power consumption. VAIO Power Management is a software application developed exclusively for VAIO computers. With this software application, you can enhance the Windows power management functions to ensure better operations of your computer and for longer battery life.
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How does spmservice.exe run?

Service - spmservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VAIO Power Management' (VAIO Power Management). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. VAIO Power Management 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the spmservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of spmservice.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spmservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU104.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.52 MB RAM21.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio power management\spmservice.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Power Management?

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: spmservice.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Power Management
Description: SPM Module
Version: 5, 4, 0, 12310
Size: 539.63 KB
Original file name: SPMService.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: 0.0000319382%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000215236%
User CPU: 0.00001041464418%
Privileged CPU time: 31.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 67.1 MB
Peak committed memory: 71.1 MB
Paged memory: 4.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.63 MB
Paged system memory: 112.82 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.55 KB
Working set memory: 9.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.7 MB
Min working set memory: 9.52 MB
Private memory: 4.52 MB
Page faults: 2,684
Page faults /min: 0
Handle count average: 158
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: VAIO Power Management
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Proporciona servicio de administración de energía para el VAIO. Si se detiene o desactiva este servicio, no estarán disponibles las funciones de administración de energía para el VAIO.”

Image hashes

MD5: d1933e428d991b15affd48b1a7beb643
SHA-1: 13a44d08ae685fb1a72d0cd38af8a0884e01d01c
SHA-256: effce57ab890062fe270a8bc75acda8f59c356138ade8d740281905b258d328c

PE image details

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