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What is vmware-usbarbitrator.exe?

Part of VMware Workstation by VMware

What is it?

VMware USB Arbitration Service is part of VMware Workstation, 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 Windows. VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
Description of vmware-usbarbitrator.exe from VMware
VMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running. Remotely connect to virtual machines running on VMware vSphere, ESXi or another copy of VMware Workstation. Workstation’s web interface lets you access local and server hosted virtual machines from your PC, smart phone, tablet or any device with a modern browser.
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How does vmware-usbarbitrator.exe run?

Service - vmware-usbarbitrator.exe runs as a background Windows service (VMUSBArbService). 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the vmware-usbarbitrator.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of vmware-usbarbitrator.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vmware-usbarbitrator.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU38.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.43 MB RAM11.3%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\vmware\usb\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe

Are there other versions of VMware Workstation?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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: vmware-usbarbitrator.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc. (verified)
Name: VMware Workstation
Description: VMware USB Arbitration Service
Version: 7.1.0 build-261024
Size: 526.55 KB
Original file name: vmware-usbarbitrator.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VMware
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/11/2007
Expiration date: 10/30/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000057467%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000018739%
User CPU: 0.00000387276381%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,763,187,579
CPU cycle count /min: 6,009,334
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 51.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.29 MB
Paged memory: 2.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.54 MB
Paged system memory: 94.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.21 KB
Working set memory: 5.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.45 MB
Min working set memory: 5.4 MB
Private memory: 2.43 MB
Page faults: 1,448
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total write operations: 21
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.95 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 200,863
Other operations /min: 64
Total other transfer: 790.75 KB
Other Transfer /min: 257 Bytes
Handle count average: 105
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe"

Service details

Name: VMUSBArbService

Image hashes

MD5: 26bd025b6d74d1c345d13ff9c509e893
SHA-1: b53c6617b25af893755cbf352feb5482b47888ac

PE image details

File packed: No
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