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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,514
United States Rank #42,108
Reach 0.0197%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.01 days
118.33 days >
Average installed length: 62.17 days


VersionDistribution 4.38% 10.57% 0.26% 2.84% 43.56% 0.26% 7.47% 19.85% 0.26% 4.38% 0.26% 0.26% 0.26% 0.77% 1.03% 0.77% 0.77% 0.52% 1.29% 0.26%

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Gestione alimentazione VAIO


Gestione alimentazione VAIO is a software program developed by Sony. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is spmgr.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.86 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 20.7 MB (21,700,620 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 88% of users of Gestione alimentazione VAIO come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{803E4FA5-A940-4420-B89D-A8BC2E160247}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0010 -removeonly
Estimated size: 20.7 MB
Language: Italian

Program filesFiles installed by Gestione alimentazione VAIO

Program executable:spmgr.exe
Name:VAIO Power Management
SPM Module
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio power management\spmgr.exe
SPM Module is part of Power management, a program designed to set up power schemes of your computer that is running on AC power or batteries to suit your requirements for power consumption. VAIO Power Management is a software application...
Additional files:
  • KoralCommonDll.dll - CD/DVD Drive Power Saving Setting Utility
  • OPT Drive Power Saving.exe - OPT Drive Power Saving
  • ExecutionProxy.exe - VAIO Power Management
  • PopHelp.exe - PopHelp Module
  • SPMCommon.dll - SPM Common
  • SPMDam.dll - SPM Module
  • SPMDeviceWizard.exe
  • SPMdrv.dll - SPM driver
  • SPMPanel.dll
  • SPMRes.dll - SPM Resource
  • SPMResMui.dll
  • SPMService.exe
  • SPMView.exe - SPM Viewer
  • Volcontrl.dll - VAIO Power Management (Volcontrl Module)
  • VESPowerMgr.dll - VAIO Event Service (VAIO Event Service (Power Management Module))
  • SPMVRes.dll - Sony Power Viewer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SPMgr.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VPM Unlock' (runs on session change).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SPMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VPM Logon Start.
  • SPMService.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Power Management' (VAIO Power Management) "Provides power management service for VAIO. If this service is stopped or disabled, power management functions for VAIO will not be available.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001063796%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008438%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002200%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0000495427%
Kernel CPU:0.00004610%
User CPU:0.00000344%
CPU cycles/sec:687
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Gestione alimentazione VAIO?

You can uninstall Gestione alimentazione VAIO from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Gestione alimentazione VAIO, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Gestione alimentazione VAIO.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.01%
Windows 10 27.06%
Windows Vista 5.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.35%
Windows 10 Home 18.44%
Windows 7 Professional 8.31%
Windows 7 Starter 5.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.94%
Windows 10 Pro 4.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.40% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 88.40%
  United States 5.67%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  United Kingdom 1.03%
  Germany 0.77%
  Austria 0.77%
  Spain 0.26%
  Croatia 0.26%
  Belgium 0.26%
  MA 0.26%
  SM 0.26%
  Finland 0.26%
  Greece 0.26%
  Russia 0.26%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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