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What is vuagent.exe?

Part of VAIO Update by Sony

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How does vuagent.exe run?

Service - vuagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VUAgent' (VUAgent).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vuagent.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vuagent.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vuagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU61.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.67 MB RAM26.3%
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\sony\vaio update\vuagent.exe

Are there other versions of VAIO Update?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Update.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: vuagent.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Update
Description: VUAgent
Size: 1.57 MB
Original file name: VUAgent

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/5/2012
Expiration date: 3/6/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000176771%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000115264%
User CPU: 0.00000615070281%
Privileged CPU time: 1937.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,043,943,951
CPU cycle count /min: 1,326,474
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 96.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 109.99 MB
Paged memory: 5.67 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.93 MB
Paged system memory: 166.17 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.8 KB
Working set memory: 8.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 16.99 MB
Min working set memory: 1.95 MB
Private memory: 5.67 MB
Page faults: 202,558
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 35,553
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 19.79 MB
Read transfer /min: 612 Bytes
Total write operations: 45
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 33.01 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 38,086
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 145.7 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Handle count average: 365
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: VUAgent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Agent for VAIO Update.”

Image hashes

MD5: c460f38bca36929693892dec77857114
SHA-1: 3bacc371e9f6b6d8cb5194f345319393f21b4a3c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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