What is vmware-ufad.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 vmware-ufad.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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Vmware-ufad.exe file information

The process known as VMware Host Process for Ufa Services belongs to software VMware Converter or VMware Converter Hosted or Microsoft Windows Operating System by VMware ( or Microsoft (

Description: Vmware-ufad.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vmware-ufad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 191,024 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes or 186,928 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows system file. The vmware-ufad.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The vmware-ufad.exe file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with vmware-ufad.exe come up, you can visit the support page [1][2], update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > VMware Converter or VMware Player).

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If vmware-ufad.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 46,080 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Vmware-ufad.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The vmware-ufad.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vmware-ufad.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example W32.Mytob@mm (detected by Symantec), and TrojanSpy:Win32/Festeal.gen!A (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the vmware-ufad.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 vmware-ufad issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vmware-ufad. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the vmware-ufad.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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