What is zdesktop.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 zdesktop.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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Zdesktop.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with zdesktop
Zdesktop.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Zimbra Desktop belongs to software Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop or Zimbra Desktop or Zimbra Desktop Service by VMware (

Description: Zdesktop.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Zdesktop.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 139,264 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with zdesktop.exe, you can also completely remove Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop or Zimbra Desktop (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If zdesktop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 139,264 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes or 179,024 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The zdesktop.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with zdesktop.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) completely remove Zimbra Desktop or Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the support page.

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

This is the Zimbra Desktop process
  Constantinos Rocos   (further information)
for zimbra beta desktop. it is running with zimbra closed after restart using 95 megs memory.

Summary: Average user rating of zdesktop.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks zdesktop.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks zdesktop.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving zdesktop issues

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