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Should I remove VAIO Power Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,633
United States Rank #2,697
Reach 0.2320%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.13 days
357.93 days >
Average installed length: 188.07 days


VersionDistribution 0.42% 0.02% 0.02% 2.93% 4.94% 1.03% 1.22% 33.44% 2.41% 0.07% 7.61% 3.91% 1.16% 2.60% 1.05% 0.13% 0.07% 0.11% 1.60% 1.82% 0.02% 0.02% 3.50% 1.90% 0.39% 0.37% 0.94% 0.09% 2.03% 0.17% 0.02% 2.76% 0.04% 0.09% 0.17% 5.05% 1.42% 4.94% 0.44% 0.96% 0.70% 1.49% 0.42% 0.07% 0.02% 2.19% 0.26% 0.02% 0.11% 0.04% 0.07%
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VAIO Power Management

What is VAIO Power Management?  (from Sony)

Power management is 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 developed exclusively for VAIO computers. With this software application, you can enhance the Windows power management fu...  Read more


VAIO Power Management is a program developed by Sony. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Sony computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 27.4 MB of memory. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 6.33 MB (6,636,770 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 46% of users of VAIO Power Management come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

VAIO Power Management is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5F5867F0-2D23-4338-A206-01A76C823924}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.33 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Power Management

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
  • SnyUtils.dll - SnyUtils Dynamic Link Library
  • OPT Drive Power Saving.exe - OPT Drive Power Saving
  • ExecutionProxy.exe - VAIO Power Management
  • PopHelp.exe - PopHelp Module
  • SonyCPU.dll - Sony CPU
  • SPMCommon.dll - SPM Common
  • SPMDam.dll - SPM Module
  • SPMDeviceWizard.exe
  • SPMdrv.dll - SPM driver
  • SPMFan.exe - SPM Fan
  • SPMJudge.exe - SPMJudge
  • SPMPanel.dll
  • SPMRes.dll - SPM Resource
  • SPMResMui.dll
  • SPMService.exe
  • SPMView.exe - SPM Viewer
  • VCCLidOpen.exe - Sony Power Management
  • Volcontrl.dll - VAIO Power Management (Volcontrl Module)
  • Frn.dll - Sony Corporation Frn (Frn DLL)
  • SNSAPIs.dll - Sony Notebook Setup (Sony Notebook Setup API Library)
  • 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.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SPMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SPM Module' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:27.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006149191%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021127%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040365%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,245
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:29 Bytes
435.61 KB 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 VAIO Power Management?

You can uninstall VAIO Power Management 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 VAIO Power Management, 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 VAIO Power Management.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.18%
Windows Vista 27.78%
Windows 10 6.15%
Windows XP 2.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.80%
Windows 10 Home 3.38%
Windows Vista Business 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.22%
  United Kingdom 12.16%
  Canada 4.54%
  Iran 3.46%
  Brazil 2.70%
  India 2.11%
  Germany 1.79%
  Greece 1.41%
  Australia 1.38%
  Sweden 1.38%
  Saudi Arabia 1.18%
  Italy 1.09%
  France 1.05%
  Poland 1.02%

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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