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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 64-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.


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, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spuvolumewatcher.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1161.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.68 MB RAM21.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\pmbcore\spuvolumewatcher.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: spuvolumewatcher.exe
Publisher: Sony Corporation
Name: PMB
Description: Media Check Tool
Product version:
Size: 320 KB
Original file name: SPUVolumeWatcher.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002476769%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001315318%
User CPU: 0.00011614508929%
Privileged CPU time: 265.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,211,330,813
CPU cycle count /min: 897,611
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 90.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 100.44 MB
Paged memory: 4.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.16 MB
Paged system memory: 162.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 15.49 KB
Working set memory: 7.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.29 MB
Min working set memory: 6.96 MB
Private memory: 4.68 MB
Page faults: 25,687
Page faults /min: 19
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 128
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 75.54 KB
Read transfer /min: 57 Bytes
Total other operations: 27,770
Other operations /min: 21
Total other transfer: 459.2 KB
Other Transfer /min: 348 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
Peak GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 15
Peak USER objects: 16
Handle count average: 203
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\sony\PMBCore\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe" /noballoononstart

Autoplay handler details

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

Image hashes

MD5: f2e6e0276876a52a527f30dbd2cbe365
SHA-1: 471692e4a9f391649209ba6e81e3a3d8d0c8002a
SHA-256: f65836998de7d988afe4c415b7cbdcaa325796f31676587169f942dc67821502

PE image details

File packed: No
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