What is tomcat6.exe?

The genuine tomcat6.exe file is a software component of VMware Server by Apache Software Foundation.
Tomcat6.exe is an executable file that belongs to Apache Tomcat, an open-source web server. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Apache Tomcat was created by James Duncan Davidson, while working at Sun Microsystems and was first released as a servlet reference implementation in 1999. Today the program also works as a container for Java Server Pages and is developed under the Apache License. The Apache Software Foundation was founded by the Apache Group in June 1999. It is an American non-profit organisation that supports Apache software projects. The organisation currently provides support for the Apache Community that develops open-source software created solely for the benefit of the public.

Tomcat6 stands for Apache Tomcat 6.0 Service

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 tomcat6.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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Tomcat6.exe file information

The process known as Service Runner or Commons Daemon Service Runner

belongs to software VMware Server or Service Runner or ASUS HomeCloud Server or ViewPower or Apache Tomcat (version 6.0 Tomcat6) or Commons Daemon Service Runner or SingTel AIOConnect

by Apache Software Foundation (

Description: Tomcat6.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The tomcat6.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 80,896 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Tomcat6.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with tomcat6.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramVMware Server or ASUS HomeCloud Server or turn to the software company, Vmware, for advice.

Recommended: Identify tomcat6.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tomcat6.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the tomcat6.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

VMware uses apache. This is a safe proccess.
tomcat6.exe is a Service Runner belonging to Service Runner from Apache
VMware uses apache. This is a safe proccess.
VMWare Server uses apache to logon (Web-based)
  Andreas PĆ¼chner   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of tomcat6.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think tomcat6.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks tomcat6.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving tomcat6 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tomcat6. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the tomcat6.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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