What is listener.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the listener.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Listener.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with listener
Listener.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VaioCare Window Listener Application or Intel Window Listener Application or Camera detection stub

belongs to software VaioCare Sample Collector Service or Intel Sample Collector Service or KODAK Share Button App

by Sony of America ( or Intel ( or Eastman Kodak Company ( or CopyCopy.

Description: Listener.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Listener.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 75,776 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 62,464 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with listener.exe, you can do the following:

Recommended: Identify listener.exe related errors

If listener.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 232,352 bytes. Listener.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. Listener.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with listener.exe, you can completely remove CopyCopy (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as listener.exe. Therefore, you should check the listener.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of the KODAK Share Button App
  James Taylor  
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
  jtmanges   (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.
is part of the Kodak share button app
Listener.exe Blocked my Audio output in Windows 8 Laptop
  Tasos Furude  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of listener.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users think listener.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks listener.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving listener issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with listener. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the listener.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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