What is hamachi-2.exe?

The genuine hamachi-2.exe file is a software component of LogMeIn by LogMeIn.
VPN software from Hamachi, this application needs to be running in the background to allow outside connections using the LogMeIn service. By default it starts with Windows and runs silently. If this application is not running, the VPN connection will fail. LogMeIn, Inc. was founded in 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices in multiple countries.

hamachi-2 stands for Hamachi 2 Client Tunneling Engine

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 hamachi-2.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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Hamachi-2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hamachi-2
Hamachi-2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Hamachi Client Tunneling Engine or Hamachi2 Client Tunneling Engine belongs to software LogMeIn Hamachi or Hamachi2 Client by LogMeIn (

Description: Hamachi-2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The hamachi-2.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,074,568 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,238,408 bytes and 25 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The hamachi-2.exe file is not a Windows system file. The hamachi-2.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Hamachi-2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with hamachi-2.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLogMeIn Hamachi or contact to assist you.

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If hamachi-2.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 1,664,336 bytes. The program has no visible window. The hamachi-2.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Hamachi-2.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with hamachi-2.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLogMeIn Hamachi.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hamachi-2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hamachi-2.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

Aplicativo que cria uma rede virtual (VPN), amplamente utilizado para jogos. Quando usado para se conectar a uma rede desconhecida pode representar uma ameaça à segurança. Application that creates a virtual network (VPN), widely used for games. When used to connect to an unknown network may pose a threat to security.
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Summary: Average user rating of hamachi-2.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks hamachi-2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving hamachi-2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hamachi-2. 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 hamachi-2.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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