What is SPMService.exe?

The genuine SPMService.exe file is a software component of VAIO Power Management by Sony.
The Sony Power Management Module is part of the power management, a utility program to set up power schemes to configure the amount of power consumption by the computer. VAIO Power Management enhances the Windows power management functions to ensure better operations and longer battery life. Sony's VAIO (Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer) brand of personal computers first made its debut in 1996. Currently the brand produces notebooks, subnotebooks, desktops and media centers. Sony started off at the beginning of World War 2 as an electronics shop in Tokyo. Owned by Masaru Ibuka, it took up space in a department store and began operations with only $530 in capital and eight employees. Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation), as it was originally called, built Japan's first Tape recorder, the Type-G. In 1958, the company changed its name to Sony. Today, the Sony corporation is among the world's largest companies which operates under four segments - Electronics, Motion pictures, Music and Financial Services.

SPMService stands for Sony Power Management Service

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 SPMService.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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SPMService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SPMService
SPMService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SPM Module belongs to software VAIO Power Management or VAIO Energie Verwaltung by Sony (

Description: SPMService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SPMService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 575,856 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 411,496 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The SPMService.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The SPMService.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ VAIO Power Management or VAIO Energie Verwaltung.

Recommended: Identify SPMService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SPMService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SPMService.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.


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Best practices for resolving SPMService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SPMService. 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 SPMService.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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