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What does the SPUVolumeWatcher.exe file do?

The SPUVolumeWatcher.exe process is also known as Media Check Tool or, as the case may be, Cyber-shot Viewer Volume Watcher and is a part of Picture Motion Browser or, as the case may be, Sony Picture Utility. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of SPUVolumeWatcher.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SPUVolumeWatcher.exe Media Check Tool

SPUVolumeWatcher.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SPUVolumeWatcher.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 385,024 bytes (38% of all these files), 344,064 bytes, 333,088 bytes, 390,432 bytes or, as the case may be, 155,648 bytes.
The SPUVolumeWatcher file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. SPUVolumeWatcher.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 41% 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 SPUVolumeWatcher.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 SPUVolumeWatcher?

This is a browser programme for viewing videos taken from a SONY Hard Disk HD Camera.
cice
it is part of the Sony Cyber-shot digital image viewing application.
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File from the "Sony Cyber-shots" drivers/programms. You can it in the task-manager close/quit. No virus and no important file, only for your sony cyber-shot digitalcameras connections to your pc.
Olio
Part of Sony's camera software installation
C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\VolumeWatcher\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
Agree with above signed comments; my lengthy verbose is: PMBVolumeWatcher.exe (723kB) && PMBDeviceInfoProvider.exe (472kB), with many other files and extentions all start with: PMB{A--V...}. These appeared in C:\Program Files\Sony\ after installing the Sony HDR-CX230 HandyCam on XP Pro. PlayMemories Home and Help Icons appear on Desktop. The User and SYSTEM Processes will close during a given session. Use Windows Task Manager to "End Process." dt

Summary: 3 users judge SPUVolumeWatcher.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Picture Motion Browser or Sony Picture Utility

To remove Media Check Tool from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Picture Motion Browser or Sony Picture Utility in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SPUVolumeWatcher.exe (Media Check Tool) 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 Media Check Tool. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Media Check Tool 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 SPUVolumeWatcher.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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