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Program info

Estimated safety rating


vmware-hostd.exe may be a dangerous application, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. It triggers too many of the "possible danger" criteria detailed in this document. It is yet unknown if vmware-hostd.exe is a virus or a legit program which doesn't harm your computer. We advise you to be careful with this program.

Executable file path

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

This application is normally found in C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 0b82c21c79bc67ecf416f1e1655e5f65.

Is running as a service


This application is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Accepts incoming connections


vmware-hostd.exe appears to act as a net server. This means other computers can probably connect to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some cases it can cause a security breach. We recommend evaluating this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This application runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire set of features of modern computer processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


The digital certificate is missing from this program. The publisher did not bother to sign it. This is usually bad.

Can be uninstalled


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