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What is VMwareUser.exe?

Part of VMware User Process 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 vmwareuser.exe run?

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

How does vmwareuser.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - VMwareUser.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VMware User Process' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.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 0.4% of all Boost users have the vmwareuser.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of vmwareuser.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is VMwareUser.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00281% CPU28117.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     712 KB RAM3.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
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\vmwareuser.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 User Process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About VMware, Inc.

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File details

File name: VMwareUser.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc.
Name: VMware User Process
Description: VMwareUser
Version: 4.5.2 build-8848
Size: 76.1 KB
Original file name: VMwareUser.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0061696378%
Privileged CPU: 0.0033578631%
User CPU: 0.00281177466952%
Total CPU time: 1,063 ms
Total CPU time /min: 4 ms
Privileged CPU time: 578.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
User CPU time: 484.38 ms
User CPU time /min: 2 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 34.43 MB
Paged memory: 712 KB
Peak paged memory: 768 KB
Paged system memory: 31.79 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.88 KB
Working set memory: 1.67 MB
Peak working set memory: 2.52 MB
Min working set memory: 1.67 MB
Private memory: 712 KB
Page faults: 874
Page faults /min: 3
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 888 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 520 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Total other operations: 10,462
Other operations /min: 36
Total other transfer: 387.23 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.35 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 12
USER objects: 12
Handle count average: 47
Thread count average: 2

Process details

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

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VMware User Process
Command: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.exe

Image hashes

MD5: e45a304e8247555216dbbcd83b0d9124
SHA-1: 929bdc3f0868b23be07d7dd7195ca745984f6cba
SHA-256: c656f41fa9fb1090d79cf3bc20d707a9a060ea154b5ff999f24bfd80de9ca3f5

PE image details

File entropy: 5.32015
File packed: No
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