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What is listener.exe?

Part of VaioCare Sample Collector Service

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How does listener.exe run?

Process - listener.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. listener.exe is executed by the process vcperfservice.exe (VAIO Care Performance Service ).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the listener.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of listener.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is listener.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00110% CPU11006.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.3 MB RAM6.0%
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.
         7 GDI objects4.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
78 context switches/sec78.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\vaio care\listener.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 VaioCare Sample Collector Service.

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: listener.exe
Name: VaioCare Sample Collector Service
Description: VaioCare Window Listener Application
Version: 3, 0, 0, 407
Size: 61 KB
Original file name: listener.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0028705730%
Privileged CPU: 0.0017698947%
User CPU: 0.00110067830255%
Privileged CPU time: 1741596.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,081,945,368
CPU cycle count /min: 589,899
Context switches /sec: 78
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.69 MB
Paged memory: 1.3 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.33 MB
Paged system memory: 118.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.11 KB
Working set memory: 5.2 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.2 MB
Min working set memory: 4.51 MB
Private memory: 1.3 MB
Page faults: 1,337
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 17.07 KB
Read transfer /min: 50 Bytes
Total other operations: 343
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 2.01 KB
Other Transfer /min: 9 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 7
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 64
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care/listener.exe /silent /slot=0

Image hashes

MD5: 672e1b3140d78f01e5563c32a72e3ed3
SHA-1: 5cd308915da562ae2bb3fc0765aed2b04bc2a861
SHA-256: 3e70f64c714754e28435d7fc2197ec5b4ce1746a1f0100273f0a01af5c408f38

PE image details

File packed: No
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