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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.

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 0.1% of all Boost users have the spotify.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of spotify.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is spotify.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00265% CPU26532.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
272.6 MB RAM1265.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
219 GDI objects146.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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
Equalify v2.2.1 (Stable) by Equalify
Program URL: www.equalify.me
Program help URL: www.equalify.me/?page=chat
Install path: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\
Size: 44.35 MB
Java(TM) 6 Update 26 by Oracle Corporation - Java SE 6 update realease contains 17 new security fixes.
Program URL: java.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Size: 12.75 MB
LAME v3.99.3 (for Windows) by Audacity - LAME is a library that allows some programs to encode MP3 files. LAME is free, but in some countries you may need to pay a license fee in order to legally encode MP3 files.
Install path: C:\Program Files\Lame For Audacity\
Size: 1.54 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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: 5.9 MB
Original file name: Spotify.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Spotify AB
Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 9/27/2012
Expiration date: 9/28/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0051688518%
Privileged CPU: 0.0025156055%
User CPU: 0.00265324631250%
Privileged CPU time: 13859.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 668.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 673.06 MB
Paged memory: 272.6 MB
Peak paged memory: 273.72 MB
Paged system memory: 622.86 KB
Non-paged system memory: 97.91 KB
Working set memory: 137.68 MB
Peak working set memory: 285.86 MB
Min working set memory: 14.35 MB
Private memory: 272.6 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 219
Peak GDI objects: 228
USER objects: 71
Peak USER objects: 86
Handle count average: 1,213
Thread count average: 67
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"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: lon3-accesspoint-a14.lon3.spotify.com on port 52234
UDP: LISTENING on port 57621
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 3e9c9e7aa2b89cc59f37a80bdde85121
SHA-1: 06be2504aa857e6bb8a986a8159fe4042653b519

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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