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What is vmware-hostd.exe?

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How does vmware-hostd.exe run?

Service - vmware-hostd.exe runs as a background Windows service (VMwareHostd). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vmware-hostd.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vmware-hostd.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmware-hostd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00066% CPU6626.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
37.19 MB RAM172.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     224 /min9.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware workstation\vmware-hostd.exe

Are there other versions of vmware-hostd.exe?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 this process.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: vmware-hostd.exe
Size: 11.29 MB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014397078%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007770793%
User CPU: 0.00066262845492%
Privileged CPU time: 7613.16 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
CPU cycle count: 614,815,510
CPU cycle count /min: 31,229,802
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 170.64 MB
Peak committed memory: 180.36 MB
Paged memory: 37.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 37.37 MB
Paged system memory: 254.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.66 KB
Working set memory: 54.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 54.36 MB
Min working set memory: 52.82 MB
Private memory: 37.19 MB
Page faults: 278,578
Page faults /min: 220
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 111,744
Read operations /min: 76
Total read transfer: 14.63 MB
Read transfer /min: 13.18 KB
Total write operations: 215,638
Write operations /min: 148
Total write transfer: 6.06 MB
Write transfer /min: 4.2 KB
Total other operations: 139,528
Other operations /min: 100
Total other transfer: 14.69 MB
Other Transfer /min: 10.54 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 459
Thread count average: 14
Thread resource averages
wow64.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\VM W\vmware-hostd.exe" -u "C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\config.xml"
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe" -u "C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\config.xml"

Service details

Name: VMwareHostd

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 12001

Image hashes

MD5: 0b82c21c79bc67ecf416f1e1655e5f65
SHA-1: 718d6d392558aa135612dbf4135c4de4e6d4f1ee

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
dnsapi.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
libxml2.dll
mpr.dll
msvcp90.dll
msvcr90.dll
ole32.dll
secur32.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
types.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
vmacore.dll
vmcf.dll
vmomi.dll
vnetlib.dll
winmm.dll
winspool.drv
ws2_32.dll
Export Table
hostsvcpluginentry
httpnfcsvcpluginentry
icudt44_dat
internalsvcpluginentry
nfcsvcpluginentry
ovfmgrsvcpluginentry
proxysvcpluginentry
solopluginentry
statssvcpluginentry
supportsvcpluginentry
vcsvcpluginentry
vdisksvcpluginentry
vimsvcpluginentry
vmcfsvcpluginentry
vmsvcpluginentry
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