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What is listener.exe?

Listener.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if listener.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Listener.exe file information

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 (www.sony.com) or Intel (www.intel.com) or Eastman Kodak Company (www.kodak.com).

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 7/XP are 75,776 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/listener.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with listener.exe, you can do the following:

  • get help from the software vendor Sony
  • completely remove VAIO Care or KODAK Share Button App (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

Recommended: Identify listener.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as listener.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. 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

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of listener.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 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 thinks listener.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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