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What is vmware-usbarbitrator.exe?

Part of VMware USB Arbitration Service 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.
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How does vmware-usbarbitrator.exe run?

Service - vmware-usbarbitrator.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'VMUSBArbService' (VMware USB Arbitration Service).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vmware-usbarbitrator.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vmware-usbarbitrator.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How stable is VMware USB Arbitration Service?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is vmware-usbarbitrator.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00023% CPU2331.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.22 MB RAM10.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\vmware\usb\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe

Are there other versions of VMware USB Arbitration Service?

What else is related?

VMware USB Arbitration Service Stability

vmware-usbarbitrator.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Nicht mehr funktionsfhig (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About VMware, Inc.

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File details

File name: vmware-usbarbitrator.exe
Publisher: VMware, Inc. (verified)
Name: VMware USB Arbitration Service
Description: VMware USB Arbitration Service
Version: 8. 0.22.466592
Product version: e.x.p build-466592
Size: 595.61 KB
Original file name: vmware-usbarbitrator.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: VMware
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/13/2010
Expiration date: 10/29/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003459220%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001128006%
User CPU: 0.00023312131886%
Privileged CPU time: 15625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 891,855,564
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 47.51 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.01 MB
Paged memory: 2.22 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.28 MB
Paged system memory: 87.58 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.8 KB
Working set memory: 5.7 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.75 MB
Min working set memory: 5.68 MB
Private memory: 2.22 MB
Page faults: 1,707
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total write operations: 38
Total write transfer: 3.48 KB
Total other operations: 7,796
Total other transfer: 72.43 KB
Handle count average: 104
Thread count average: 3

Process details

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

Service details

Name: VMware USB Arbitration Service
Service name: VMUSBArbService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Arbitration and enumeration of USB devices for virtual machines”

Image hashes

MD5: 8bb4a1d71e29ba4c44b293fc9487bfb3
SHA-1: ec355f6626b4b30b288711e9ee2031b6c6e3936b
SHA-256: d69b7f9e7b84ab408ffdf6bc7dc0c4b1100fe7af9373932f9c628ea7900dfdf1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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