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What is spotify.exe?

Part of Spotify by Spotify Ltd

What is it?

Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels. Spotify allows registered users to integrate their account with existing Facebook and Twitter accounts. Once a user integrates their Spotify account with other social media profiles, they are able to access their friends' favorite music and playlists. Users can access applications integrated in the Spotify desktop client, written in HTML5.
Description of spotify.exe from Spotify Ltd
Think of Spotify as your new music collection. Your library. Only this time your collection is vast: millions of tracks and counting. Spotify comes in all shapes and sizes, available for your PC, Mac, home audio system and mobile phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. It’s now easier than ever to discover and share music with your friends. Thanks to Spotify and Facebook, you can see and hear what your friends are listening to – just hit play on any music post. You can also share music with a flick of the wrist. Send it straight to your friends, or post tracks on social networks. It’s how music should be. Getting started is quick, easy and safe. Create an account by choosing a username and password. Download and install Spotify on either Windows or Mac. Then search and play, millions of songs are now yours.
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How does spotify.exe run?

Process - spotify.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. spotify.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does spotify.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - spotify.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Spotify' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" /uri spotifC:autostart' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the spotify.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of spotify.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How stable is Spotify?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is spotify.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU45.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
184.34 MB RAM856.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     205 /min9.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
516 GDI objects344.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
362 context switches/sec362.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spotify\spotify.exe

Are there other versions of Spotify?

What programs install spotify.exe?

Spotify by Spotify AB
Program URL: www.spotify.com
Install path: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify
Size: 44.35 MB

What else is related?

Spotify Stability

spotify.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Spotify Ltd

Spotify is a Swedish music streaming service offering digitally restricted streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, incl More...
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File details

File name: spotify.exe
Publisher: Spotify Ltd (verified)
Name: Spotify
Description: Spotify
Size: 5.32 MB
Original file name: Spotify.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spotify Ltd
Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Expiration date: 9/22/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000128648%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000083051%
User CPU: 0.00000455968975%
Privileged CPU time: 912048.15 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 45 ms
CPU cycle count: 795,352,656
CPU cycle count /min: 1,577,488,552
Context switches /sec: 362
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 827.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 890.31 MB
Paged memory: 184.34 MB
Peak paged memory: 189.09 MB
Paged system memory: 550.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 106.18 KB
Working set memory: 162.48 MB
Peak working set memory: 172.81 MB
Min working set memory: 162.38 MB
Private memory: 184.34 MB
Page faults: 4,864,785
Page faults /min: 229
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,624,786
Read operations /min: 177
Total read transfer: 286.51 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.46 MB
Total write operations: 586,564
Write operations /min: 28
Write transfer /min: 126.67 KB
Total other operations: 6,703,428
Other operations /min: 328
Total other transfer: 131.02 MB
Other Transfer /min: 6.45 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 516
Peak GDI objects: 557
USER objects: 61
Peak USER objects: 74
Handle count average: 11,238
Thread count average: 47
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe" /uri spotifC:autostart

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Spotify
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" /uri spotifC:autostart

Network connectivity

TCP: ip68-111-159-179.sd.sd.cox.net on port 60990
TCP: fallon.ash.spotify.com on port 61513
TCP: corinne.ash.spotify.com on port 62936
UDP: LISTENING on port 21328
UDP: LISTENING on port 63644
TCP: on port 61629
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 0439feefe1f2154d68345596521cc5cd
SHA-1: aaeede4c142bdf3be599f2420cd531128ebb1ed1
SHA-256: 30b48ed124efd9d3cc7764be13e13404f650f67d04c2c1d952795cc8721002cc

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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