What is hamachi.exe?

The genuine hamachi.exe file is a software component of LogMeIn Hamachi by LogMeIn.
Hamachi.exe is an executable file that runs LogMeIn Hamachi, a centrally-managed VPN (virtual private network) service that can extend a network connection to multiple computers while maintaining data security. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Removing this file may cause problems while running LogMeIn products. LogMeIn Hamachi has been designed as a zero-configuration VPN application that can emulate virtual local network connections with other computers over the Internet. The paid version of LogMeIn Hamachi can be run as a background process on idle computers. LogMeIn Hamachi is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, FreeBSD, Android and iOS platforms. LogMeIn is a multinational software company that develops solutions for remote control, systems management, file sharing, business collaboration, data backup, and on-demand customer support of PCs, Macintosh computers, smartphones, servers and other connected devices. The company was founded in 2003 as 3am Labs, but changed their name to LogMeIn, Inc. in 2006. It is currently headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Hamachi stands for Hamachi Client

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.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.exe file information

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

The process known as Hamachi Client belongs to software Hamachi by LogMeIn (

Description: Hamachi.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hamachi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 625,952 bytes (71% of all occurrences) or 624,416 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows system file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Hamachi.exe is a Verisign signed file. Hamachi.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Recommended: Identify hamachi.exe related errors

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

its too useful

  RedXII   (further information)
Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking application.
  Fernando   (further information)
This is a vpn client
  KK   (further information)
This program is a FTS used to create online VLANS
Hamachi is a VPN program
  Ryan Whited   (further information)
can be used for games (maplestory private servers)
Is a program for connection servers (+ virus)
Fantastic for supporting remote customers (use UltraVNC over Hamachi for double the speed with just UltraVNC). Also allows you to MAP a remote drive\folder just like it's a local drive letter. Incredibly good free application. Using for 10yrs and never been hacked !
  Bill in Macon Georgia  
VPN Should be perfectly safe
  MegaMech   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of hamachi.exe: based on 12 votes with 10 user comments. 3 users think hamachi.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think hamachi.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hamachi issues

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