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Is SPMgr.exe safe?

SPMgr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if SPMgr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

SPMgr.exe file information

The process known as SPM Module or spmgr Module belongs to software VAIO Power Management or Sony Power Management or spmgr Module or NB Probe or MyProfessionalBusinessCards by Sony (www.sony.com) or ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com).

Description: SPMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SPMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 184,320 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 217,088 bytes and 23 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/spmgr.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). SPMgr.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to look for help from the software company Sony, make sure that you have installed the latest version or uninstall the software Sony VAIO Power Management or VAIO Energie Verwaltung using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify SPMgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SPMgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SPMgr.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

something to do with the sony vaio power management
Asus ASWM (AsuS Web Mgr) is a system monitor.
  Eric Anderson  
this is for sonypower management
it is abbreviation for sony vaio power management. removing it (through control panel) will fix problem. and reinstall from sony esupport site.
Supplied by Asus on my Asus notebook
  Mark Webb  
Systemmonitor ASWM (ASUS System Web-based Management
disabling it in msconfig stopped internet connection problem
A program file for Samsung printer software
  Kim   (further information)
Sony Power Management utility
  Alex   (further information)
If ASUS: It constantly uses 1 core (ASUS says it's fixed, but 2.1.13 still has it, I'm using WS2008R2 Ent).
On a Sony computer, it is a power management program.
  Merit Computer Services  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SPMgr.exe: based on 19 votes with 11 user comments.
11 users think SPMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think SPMgr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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