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What is spuvolumewatcher.exe?

Part of PMB by Sony

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How does spuvolumewatcher.exe run?

Process - spuvolumewatcher.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. spuvolumewatcher.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does spuvolumewatcher.exe start?

Autoplay handler - spuvolumewatcher.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file spuvolumewatcher.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable spuvolumewatcher.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the spuvolumewatcher.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of spuvolumewatcher.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spuvolumewatcher.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00122% CPU12180.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.43 MB RAM6.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              18 GDI objects12.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\sony picture utility\pmbcore\spuvolumewatcher.exe

Are there other versions of PMB?

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 PMB.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: spuvolumewatcher.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: PMB
Description: Media Check Tool
Product version:
Size: 325.28 KB
Original file name: SPUVolumeWatcher.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/11/2008
Expiration date: 5/12/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0049532511%
Privileged CPU: 0.0037352385%
User CPU: 0.00121801255430%
Privileged CPU time: 468003 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 107,616,773
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.8 MB
Paged memory: 1.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.45 MB
Paged system memory: 98.07 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.41 KB
Working set memory: 4.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.12 MB
Min working set memory: 4.94 MB
Private memory: 1.43 MB
Page faults: 1,396
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1
Total read transfer: 18.98 KB
Total other operations: 409
Total other transfer: 4.14 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 18
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 13
Peak USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 91
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\PMBCore\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe" /noballoononstart

Autoplay handler details

Name: SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\SonyPMBImportPicturesOnArrival

User start menu folder details

Name: spuvolumewatcher.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 6459b0bca8aa27eece3fbb391508c951
SHA-1: d2de847840b6c831830043741180d343f451a1b3
SHA-256: ee2f3ffeeb7bacaa32ed9ffd6a24552d6af177beaa74a2679a2ffb58a4fe59ed

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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