What is vpcmap.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 vpcmap.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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Vpcmap.exe file information

The process known as Virtual Machine Folder Sharing Service belongs to software Virtual Machine Additions by Microsoft (

Description: Vpcmap.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The vpcmap.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 78,896 bytes. 
The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. Vpcmap.exe is digitally signed. Vpcmap.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Virtual Machine Additions, or ask Support team for help. Go to Virtual Machine Additions in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

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If vpcmap.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 57,344 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Virtual Machine Additions.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vpcmap.exe. Therefore, you should check the vpcmap.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

Prozess zu Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, Virtual Machine Additions

Summary: Average user rating of vpcmap.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving vpcmap issues

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