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What is plex media scanner.exe?

Part of Plex Media Server by Plex

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How does plex media scanner.exe run?

Process - plex media scanner.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. plex media scanner.exe is executed by the process plex media server.exe (Plex Media Server by Plex).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the plex media scanner.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of plex media scanner.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Plex Media Server?
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.
     plex media scanner.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is plex media scanner.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00113% CPU11295.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
27.56 MB RAM128.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\plex\plex media server\plex media scanner.exe

What else is related?

Plex Media Server Stability

plex media scanner.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: avcodec-52.dll (by Plex)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: avcodec-52.dll (by Plex)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: avcodec-52.dll (by Plex)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: plex media scanner.exe
Publisher: Plex, Inc. (verified)
Name: Plex Media Server
Description: Plex Media Scanner
Product version:
Size: 1.26 MB
Original file name: Plex Media Scanner.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Plex
Certificate authority: DigiCert Inc

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0041219865%
Privileged CPU: 0.0029924037%
User CPU: 0.00112958283622%
Privileged CPU time: 3166.82 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 734,192,329
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 113.42 MB
Peak committed memory: 124.48 MB
Paged memory: 27.56 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.96 MB
Paged system memory: 192.43 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.58 KB
Working set memory: 28.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 34.97 MB
Min working set memory: 28.49 MB
Private memory: 27.56 MB
Page faults: 273,553
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 12,915
Total read transfer: 11.04 MB
Total write operations: 8,824
Total write transfer: 1.24 MB
Total other operations: 45,240
Total other transfer: 892.36 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 149
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Plex\Plex Media Server\Plex Media Scanner.exe" --scan --refresh --section 9

Image hashes

MD5: ba37e89a164b862d8063974f0ff6ce11
SHA-1: f28365441fc421f1fbaadda4595a876ae982bc4f

PE image details

File packed: No
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