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What is vcsw.exe?

Part of VAIO Entertainment by Sony

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How does vcsw.exe run?

Service - vcsw.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Vcsw' (VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the vcsw.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of vcsw.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vcsw.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00266% CPU26600.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.9 MB RAM27.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\sony shared\vaio entertainment platform\vcsw\vcsw.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Entertainment?

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 Entertainment.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: vcsw.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Entertainment
Description: VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter
Size: 273.29 KB
Original file name: VCSW.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/12/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0035769619%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009168672%
User CPU: 0.00266009466505%
Privileged CPU time: 12550.28 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 21 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,302,665,383
CPU cycle count /min: 216,596,455
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 80.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 86.21 MB
Paged memory: 5.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.06 MB
Paged system memory: 105.18 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.14 KB
Working set memory: 6.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.9 MB
Min working set memory: 5.95 MB
Private memory: 5.9 MB
Page faults: 9,282
Page faults /min: 18
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 30
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 66.33 KB
Read transfer /min: 153 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 370 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 36,951,684
Other operations /min: 73,588
Total other transfer: 565.12 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.13 MB
Handle count average: 212
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe" -RunBySCM

Service details

Name: VAIO Entertainment UPnP Client Adapter
Service name: Vcsw
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 1900
TCP: localhost on port 51493
UDP: LISTENING on port 1900

Image hashes

MD5: 4ab8a0790e6337d3a37dc2e2c48b00db
SHA-1: 5d32196a9d8ce81ebf11a7e9ef8e47a1e21fcfb7
SHA-256: fcedd5223c6befc45b9a2517a98c0989da01674023ef8157123ecd498ed7789f

PE image details

File packed: No
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