What does the spmgr.exe file do?
The spmgr.exe process is also known as SPM Module or, as the case may be, spmgr Module and is a part of VAIO Power Management or, as the case may be, Sony Power Management. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com) or, as the case may be, ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com). An obsolete or defective version of spmgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SPM Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SPM Module 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)
- spmgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module spmgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about spmgr.exe SPM Module
spmgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file spmgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 921,600 bytes (24% of all these files), 217,088 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
The spmgr file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Spmgr.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 45% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 spmgr.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 spmgr?
|something to do with the sony vaio power management |
|Asus ASWM (AsuS Web Mgr) is a system monitor. |
|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 |
Summary: 10 users judge spmgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted spmgr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall VAIO Power Management or Sony Power Management
To remove SPM Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for VAIO Power Management or Sony Power Management in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if spmgr.exe (SPM Module) 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 SPM Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SPM Module 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 spmgr.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.