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What is spotify.exe?

Part of Spotify by Spotify Ltd

What is it?

Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels. Spotify allows registered users to integrate their account with existing Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once a user integrates their Spotify account with other social media profiles, they are able to access their friends' favorite music and playlists. Users can access applications integrated in the Spotify desktop client, written in HTML5.
Description of spotify.exe from Spotify Ltd
Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and sizes, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and mobile phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. It’s now easier than ever to discover and share music with your friends. Thanks to Spotify and Facebook, you can see and hear what your friends are listening to – just hit play on any music post. You can also share music with a flick of the wrist. Send it straight to your friends, or post tracks on social networks. It’s how music should be. Getting started is quick, easy and safe. Create an account by choosing a username and password. Download and install Spotify on either Windows or Mac. Then search and play, millions of songs are now yours.
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How does spotify.exe run?

Process - spotify.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the spotify.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of spotify.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spotify.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00010% CPU1009.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
57.04 MB RAM264.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 38 /min1.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
330 GDI objects220.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
368 context switches/sec368.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spotify\spotify.exe

Are there other versions of Spotify?

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 Spotify.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Spotify Ltd

Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, incl More...
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File details

File name: spotify.exe
Publisher: Spotify Ltd (verified)
Name: Spotify
Description: Spotify
Version: 0.6.1.287.g64b130c8
Size: 6.3 MB
Original file name: Spotify.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spotify Ltd
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Effective date: 9/22/2009
Expiration date: 9/22/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0005206718%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004197523%
User CPU: 0.00010091955585%
Privileged CPU time: 91307.39 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 34 ms
CPU cycle count: 175,499,527
CPU cycle count /min: 462,158,876
Context switches /sec: 368
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 679.16 MB
Peak committed memory: 736.87 MB
Paged memory: 57.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 58.34 MB
Paged system memory: 374.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.28 KB
Working set memory: 35.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 62.95 MB
Min working set memory: 35.34 MB
Private memory: 57.04 MB
Page faults: 284,444
Page faults /min: 136
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 51,985
Read operations /min: 24
Total read transfer: 527.89 MB
Read transfer /min: 272.95 KB
Total write operations: 27,722
Write operations /min: 14
Total write transfer: 342.41 MB
Write transfer /min: 179.6 KB
Total other operations: 1,422,822
Other operations /min: 309
Total other transfer: 32.09 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.58 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 330
Peak GDI objects: 350
USER objects: 60
Peak USER objects: 68
Resources
Handle count average: 1,184
Thread count average: 46
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
wininet.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spotify\spotify.exe"
Spotify.exe /UPDATECOMPLETE

Network connectivity

TCP: gypsy.ash.spotify.com on port 52034
TCP: alesti.ash.spotify.com on port 55172
UDP: LISTENING on port 21328
UDP: LISTENING on port 21328

Image hashes

MD5: ae76e5ba5865bde6180028c563f17d0e
SHA-1: 0e2ba213ec4b4bbf3778bd0474193b9074f10f0a
SHA-256: 73ebb89ff48811a11d202d2b3425d11cf6676bdb9814a6acb1d3320d103dce2b

PE image details

File entropy: 7.98457
File packed: Yes
Packed by: qcEPOPY_7.98456849225759
Import Table
kernel32.dll
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