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What is SPMgr.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SPMgr.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SPMgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SPMgr
SPMgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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: MACHINE\Run). SPMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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.

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User Comments

something to do with the sony vaio power management
  Aj  
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.
  henok  
Supplied by Asus on my Asus notebook
  Mark Webb  
Systemmonitor ASWM (ASUS System Web-based Management
  Sascha  
disabling it in msconfig stopped internet connection problem
  JP  
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).
  Max  
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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Best practices for resolving SPMgr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SPMgr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SPMgr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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