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What is vmware-hostd.exe?

Vmware-hostd.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 vmware-hostd.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.


Vmware-hostd.exe file information

The process known as VMware Workstation belongs to software VMware Workstation or VMware Server by VMware (www.vmware.com).

Description: Vmware-hostd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. vmware-hostd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 11,839,488 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes, 121,392 bytes or 11,837,440 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/vmware-hostd.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The vmware-hostd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Vmware-hostd.exe is able to connect to the Internet, monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous.
If you still experience problems with vmware-hostd.exe, you can use the software provider's support site or uninstall the software VMware Workstation or VMware Server using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

Recommended: Identify vmware-hostd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vmware-hostd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vmware-hostd.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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