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Program info

Estimated safety rating


vmware-authd.exe may be a dangerous program, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" criteria described bellow. It is not yet known if vmware-authd.exe is malware or an ok program which doesn't harm the PC. We advise you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe

Usually, the default name and folder where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-authd.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 0fc29adb3f634ed3e535a76395b470b5.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Accepts incoming connections


vmware-authd.exe appears to act as a internet server. This means other programs can probably create connections to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some situations it can cause a security breach. We advise looking at this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the full set of features of nowadays' computer processors. This ordinarily happens because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 VMware Authorization Service

The description stored in the program is VMware Authorization Service.

File version

 8.0.0 build-471780

File version extracted from the file 8.0.0 build-471780.


 VMware, Inc.

Company VMware, Inc..


 Copyright © 1998-2011 VMware, Inc.

Legal copyright Copyright © 1998-2011 VMware, Inc..

Digitally signed


A digital signature is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.