What is VMwareTray.exe?

VMwareTray.exe is part of VMware Tools Tray and developed by VMware, Inc. according to the VMwareTray.exe version information.

VMwareTray.exe's description is "VMwareTray"

VMwareTray.exe is digitally signed by VMware, Inc..

VMwareTray.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about VMwareTray.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on VMwareTray.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameVMware Tools Tray
Company nameVMware, Inc.
File descriptionVMwareTray
Internal nameVMwareTray
Original filenameVMwareTray.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1998-2008 VMware, Inc.
Product version5.5.8 build-108000
File version5.5.8 build-108000

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameVMware Tools Tray
Company nameVMware, Inc.
File descriptionVMwareTray
Internal nameVMwareTray
Original filenameVMwareTray.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1998-2008 VMware, Inc.
Product version5.5.8 build-108000
File version5.5.8 build-108000

Digital signatures [?]

VMwareTray.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameVMware, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number72fb3194df6a92475219f34b6f008993

VirusTotal report

None of the 43 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the VMwareTray.exe file.

None of the 43 anti-virus programs detected the VMwareTray.exe file.

Other files also named VMwareTray.exe

VMwareTray.exe (9 votes)

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5041120c198c3fa8b1b3af4912a23ea4e
SHA25604aeba975edfcfe6c7400c477898e17b9d8d7a9957a35df0769ec6f9d954eb99

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to vmwaretray.exe:

vmwaretray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

vmwaretray.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

VMwareTray has stopped working.

End Program - vmwaretray.exe. This program is not responding.

vmwaretray.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

vmwaretray.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with VMwareTray.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with VMwareTray.exe. 0% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 6 users.

Votes
Keep100 %
6
Remove0 %
0

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Comments

Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

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VMwareTray.exe shows the VMware Tools icon in the system notification area. VMwareTray.exe comes with the VMware Tools package, which often is installed in VMware virtual machines.

You can hide the VMware Tray icon by clicking on the tray icon, and deselecting "Show VMware Tools in the taskbar".

# 17 Jun 2009, 0:06

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