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What is vmswitch.exe?

Part of VAIO Mode Switch by Sony

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How does vmswitch.exe run?

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

How does vmswitch.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - vmswitch.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VMSwitch' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Mode Switch\VMSwitch.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the vmswitch.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vmswitch.exe users, 25.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmswitch.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00196% CPU19563.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
22.77 MB RAM105.7%
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.
89 GDI objects59.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
38 context switches/sec38.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio mode switch\vmswitch.exe

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 Mode Switch.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: vmswitch.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation (verified)
Name: VAIO Mode Switch
Description: VAIO Mode Switch
Size: 525.85 KB
Original file name: VMSwitch.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sony Corporation
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/6/2008
Expiration date: 8/7/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0034853802%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015290194%
User CPU: 0.00195636077432%
Privileged CPU time: 390 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,054,618,417
CPU cycle count /min: 22,827,498
Context switches /sec: 38
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 125.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 137.48 MB
Paged memory: 22.77 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.14 MB
Paged system memory: 179.94 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.25 KB
Working set memory: 29 MB
Peak working set memory: 29.34 MB
Min working set memory: 19.94 MB
Private memory: 22.77 MB
Page faults: 42,364
Page faults /min: 50
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 128
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 596.01 KB
Read transfer /min: 724 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 116 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,029
Other operations /min: 4
Total other transfer: 1.13 MB
Other Transfer /min: 1.37 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 89
Peak GDI objects: 99
USER objects: 44
Peak USER objects: 47
Handle count average: 392
Thread count average: 8
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Mode Switch\VMSwitch.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VMSwitch
Command: "C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Mode Switch\VMSwitch.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 247970ece5a1de24e73d5d58caefccd0
SHA-1: 4247be10e4b830911f7e76a6204cd614b2e7e88e
SHA-256: bdd2c15bce17481bf805afa1d212ecceabc837954041786580b5f281a09c4719

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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