What is vstor2?

Vstor2.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if vstor2.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Vstor2.sys file information

The process known as VMware Virtual Storage Volume Driver belongs to software VMware Virtual Machine Importer or VMware Workstation or VMware Player by VMware (

Description: Vstor2.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vstor2.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,520 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 24,880 bytes, 18,480 bytes or 12,160 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. vstor2.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with vstor2.sys, you can uninstall VMware Workstation or CloneCD from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify vstor2.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vstor2.sys. Therefore, you should check the vstor2.sys 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 Virtual Storage Driver
  chefkoch   (further information)
VMWare Virtual Storage Driver
  StravlonBeta   (further information)
Belongs to the VMware Virtual OS Suite.
  James   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of vstor2.sys: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 5 users think vstor2.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving vstor2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vstor2. 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 vstor2.sys 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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