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What is vmware-vmx.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-vmx.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-vmx.exe file information

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

Description: Vmware-vmx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file vmware-vmx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 4,931,584 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 5,079,040 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/vmware-vmx.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Vmware-vmx.exe is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Vmware-vmx.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of vmware-vmx.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ VMware Workstation.

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If vmware-vmx.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The vmware-vmx.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vmware-vmx.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R02SC0DLI13 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Win32.StartServ.dd (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the vmware-vmx.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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User Comments

This is an instance of a VM running under VMware GSX server
  D. Kaln├Žs   (further information)
VMWare Workstation Software (host Virtual OSs)
  John W   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of vmware-vmx.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think vmware-vmx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.


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Best practices for resolving vmware-vmx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vmware-vmx. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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-vmx.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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