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What’s vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (VMware Virtual Disk Manager)? Is it safe or a virus?

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe is a tool developed by VMware, Inc. that allows users to manage virtual disk files in VMware virtual machines.

It provides various functions for creating, modifying, and managing virtual disk files, including expanding or shrinking the size of virtual disks, splitting large virtual disk files into smaller files, and converting between different virtual disk formats. This tool is essential for users who work with VMware virtual machines and need to manage their virtual disk files efficiently. The vmware-vdiskmanager.exe application simplifies the process of managing virtual disk files and ensures smooth operation of VMware virtual machines.

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Who makes vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (VMware Virtual Disk Manager)?

We’ve found VMware, Inc. should be the publisher of vmware-vdiskmanager.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: April 15, 2024

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