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What is pccompanion.exe?

Part of Sony PC Companion by Sony

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How does pccompanion.exe run?

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

How does pccompanion.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - pccompanion.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Sony PC Companion' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background' 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 pccompanion.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of pccompanion.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pccompanion.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01581% CPU158098.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.61 MB RAM95.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
196 GDI objects130.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
74 context switches/sec74.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\sony\sony pc companion\pccompanion.exe

Are there other versions of Sony PC Companion?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Sony PC Companion.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pccompanion.exe
Publisher: Sony (verified)
Name: Sony PC Companion
Description: Sony PC Companion
Version: 2.1.0
Size: 436.18 KB
Original file name: PCCompanion.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/19/2010
Expiration date: 3/25/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0204192488%
Privileged CPU: 0.0046093627%
User CPU: 0.01580988605439%
Privileged CPU time: 82606092 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 9,763,281
Context switches /sec: 74
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 257.76 MB
Peak committed memory: 267.52 MB
Paged memory: 20.61 MB
Peak paged memory: 24.88 MB
Paged system memory: 427.72 KB
Non-paged system memory: 36.25 KB
Working set memory: 11.74 MB
Peak working set memory: 42.41 MB
Min working set memory: 6.54 MB
Private memory: 20.61 MB
Page faults: 246,978
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 184,852
Total read transfer: 1.85 MB
Total write operations: 234
Total write transfer: 416.49 KB
Total other operations: 22,599
Total other transfer: 2.34 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 196
Peak GDI objects: 102
USER objects: 96
Peak USER objects: 126
Handle count average: 629
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background
"C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Sony PC Companion
Command: "C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony PC Companion\PCCompanion.exe" /Background

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 53231

Image hashes

MD5: 829f6239b032c1daa490b74442b4c89f
SHA-1: e36c9bda11935ab2f267988d77fac948a186655a
SHA-256: 62dadbab14dbe90c673a002c24681e5ded0e60ecf0660c9fbe8ae4dbde19e288

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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