What is vmount2.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 vmount2.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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Vmount2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vmount2
Vmount2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as virtual disk mount service belongs to software VMware Virtual Machine Importer or VMware Workstation or VMware Player by VMware (

Description: Vmount2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file vmount2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 269,104 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 245,760 bytes or 293,424 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. Vmount2.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall VMware, Inc. or VMware Workstation software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or search the support area on the Vmware website.

Recommended: Identify vmount2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vmount2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vmount2.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

VMware component. Allows mounting of folders as virtual disks for guest OS
  Kender   (further information)
vmware component not needed by windows for mounting virtual disks.You can disable the service unless you use it
  mda   (further information)
VMount2 wird benoetigt, um Backups mit VMware Consolidated Backups durchzufueren
  K.Topp   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of vmount2.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think vmount2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving vmount2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vmount2. 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 vmount2.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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