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What is spmgr.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 spmgr.exe run?

Process - spmgr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. spmgr.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does spmgr.exe start?

Scheduled task - spmgr.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SONY\VAIO Power Management\VPM Logon Start'. 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 - spmgr.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\SONY\VAIO Power Management\VPM Logon Start'. 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 spmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of spmgr.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spmgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU430.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.48 MB RAM25.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              43 GDI objects28.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio power management\spmgr.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Power Management?

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 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: spmgr.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Power Management
Description: SPM Module
Version: 5.4.0.03310
Size: 2.27 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/16/2006
Expiration date: 8/17/2007

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001074963%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000644978%
User CPU: 0.00004299853709%
Privileged CPU time: 93.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 430,825,151
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 111.86 MB
Peak committed memory: 121.79 MB
Paged memory: 5.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.53 MB
Paged system memory: 186.52 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.96 KB
Working set memory: 652 KB
Peak working set memory: 12.52 MB
Min working set memory: 528 KB
Private memory: 5.48 MB
Page faults: 16,903
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 90
Total read transfer: 16.56 KB
Total other operations: 944
Total other transfer: 8.95 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 43
Peak GDI objects: 52
USER objects: 24
Peak USER objects: 30
Resources
Handle count average: 197
Thread count average: 10
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 Power Management\SPMgr.exe" /Start

Scheduled task details

Name: VPM Unlock
Command: \SONY\VAIO Power Management\VPM Unlock

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \SONY\VAIO Power Management\VPM Logon Start

Image hashes

MD5: 22832c0745654ba5b026fb85a14f1abc
SHA-1: f1c9d1662e8afaa09ff6fc393a5afef0580853d8
SHA-256: 431ee4c998e39e0141318361d6282b371263ce502adcb6bc943a62ca3fe7b5a6

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
mfc70u.dll
mfc80u.dll
mscoree.dll
msvcp70.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcr70.dll
msvcr80.dll
ole32.dll
powrprof.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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