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What’s vmware-vmrc.exe (VMware Player)? Is it safe or a virus?

The vmware-vmrc.exe by VMware, Inc. is a component of the VMware Remote Console software.

It's responsible for launching and managing virtual machine consoles on a local desktop. The software allows users to connect to and interact with virtual machines running on VMware vSphere hypervisor or VMware Server. Using the vmware-vmrc.exe, users can access virtual machine consoles to perform tasks such as managing settings, installing software, and troubleshooting issues. It provides a convenient and efficient way to access and control virtual machines, enhancing the overall virtualization experience for users.

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Who makes vmware-vmrc.exe (VMware Player)?

We’ve found VMware, Inc. should be the publisher of vmware-vmrc.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: March 27, 2024

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