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What is VMwareService.exe?

Part of VMware Tools Service by VMware

What is it?

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 vmwareservice.exe run?

Service - VMwareService.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools' (VMware Tools Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vmwareservice.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vmwareservice.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is VMwareService.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00054% CPU5422.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     532 KB RAM2.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     184 /min8.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware tools\vmwareservice.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 Service.

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: VMwareService.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc.
Name: VMware Tools Service
Description: VMware Tools Service
Version: 4.5.2 build-8848
Size: 116.1 KB
Original file name: VMwareService.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0048216742%
Privileged CPU: 0.0042794545%
User CPU: 0.00054221971195%
Total CPU time: 33,844 ms
Total CPU time /min: 118 ms
Privileged CPU time: 24750 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 87 ms
User CPU time: 9093.75 ms
User CPU time /min: 32 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 16.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 16.32 MB
Paged memory: 532 KB
Peak paged memory: 536 KB
Paged system memory: 16.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.6 KB
Working set memory: 688 KB
Peak working set memory: 1.57 MB
Min working set memory: 688 KB
Private memory: 532 KB
Page faults: 2,275
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 484 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total write operations: 52,284
Write operations /min: 183
Total write transfer: 204.17 MB
Write transfer /min: 730.95 KB
Total other operations: 70,143
Other operations /min: 245
Total other transfer: 4.21 MB
Other Transfer /min: 15.06 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Handle count average: 46
Thread count average: 4

Process details

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

Service details

Name: VMware Tools Service
Service name: VMTools

Image hashes

MD5: 95b84e82ba711ea7d2a1ba92e1e48b75
SHA-1: c513190d07fb58fb65619558a4366743d364c285

PE image details

File entropy: 5.76901
File packed: No
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