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What is VMwareTray.exe?

Part of VMware Tools Tray by VMware

What is it?

VMware Tools Tray is the program that runs in the notification area system tray. VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Microsoft Windows. VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
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How does vmwaretray.exe run?

Process - VMwareTray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. VMwareTray.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does vmwaretray.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - VMwareTray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VMware Tools' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the vmwaretray.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of vmwaretray.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is VMwareTray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00054% CPU5402.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     584 KB RAM2.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         12 GDI objects8.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware tools\vmwaretray.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by VMware Tools Tray.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About VMware, Inc.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization solutions. Its virtualization platform products include Player that enables individuals to run virtual machines on their de More...
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File details

File name: VMwareTray.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc.
Name: VMware Tools Tray
Description: VMwareTray
Version: 4.5.2 build-8848
Size: 44.1 KB
Original file name: VMwareTray.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012664616%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007261821%
User CPU: 0.00054027950750%
Total CPU time: 219 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1 ms
Privileged CPU time: 125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 93.75 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 26.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 30.97 MB
Paged memory: 584 KB
Peak paged memory: 584 KB
Paged system memory: 27.47 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.72 KB
Working set memory: 416 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.16 MB
Min working set memory: 384 KB
Private memory: 584 KB
Page faults: 794
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 752 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 62
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.22 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 27
Thread count average: 2

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VMware Tools
Command: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 5c9755bf10293d7d6688d276a34565c3
SHA-1: 8be4fcf5da8abc0e7a4bdba2ccf9adbe57f1dae7
SHA-256: 6fdfea8caba5f9fe3494917d7178c3ea63401437715b4097f1bbde0b1e51323d

PE image details

File entropy: 4.35463
File packed: No
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