What does the listener.exe file do?
The listener.exe process is also known as VaioCare Window Listener Application or, as the case may be, Camera detection stub and is a part of VaioCare Sample Collector Service or, as the case may be, KODAK Share Button App. This software is produced by Sony of America (www.sony.com) or, as the case may be, Eastman Kodak Company (www.kodak.com). An obsolete or defective version of listener.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- VaioCare Window Listener Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- VaioCare Window Listener Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- listener.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module listener.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about listener.exe VaioCare Window Listener Application
listener.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Listener.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 75,776 bytes (32% of all these files), 62,464 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The listener file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A listener.exe file has a 70% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 232,352 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves listener.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about listener?
|Part of the KODAK Share Button App |
|Part of KODAK Share Button App. Turn off in Task Manager and remove from Start Menu. |
|Santander SuperCash - Helper process |
|Specifi to VAIO install. I dielsike it and quarantine it; could be harmelss and part of the tunning for dummy. |
|Part of Sony's VAIO Care Performance Service (further information...) |
|It was installed by Kodak easy share. I consider it non-essential because you get better performance using a simple SD Card to USB Drive converter. It's just one of those useless programs that pretend to be convenient but eat up system resources continuously. The "Easy Share" software itself just adds a layer of complexity to extracting files from your camera preventing the user from seeing the file list directly. I uninstalled this software and see an overall improvement both in my computer and in the extraction of images. |
Summary: 2 users judge listener.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted listener.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall VaioCare Sample Collector Service or KODAK Share Button App
To remove VaioCare Window Listener Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate VaioCare Sample Collector Service or KODAK Share Button App in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if listener.exe (VaioCare Window Listener Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of VaioCare Window Listener Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for VaioCare Window Listener Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or listener.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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