You have clicked on "VMware virtual hardware upgrade helper application" that belongs to "VMware Tools" made by "VMware, Inc."

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Application has windowsNo
Internet serverNo
Uses the internetNo
Imports potentialy dangerous functionsYes
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NameVMware Inc.
Key peopleMichael Dell (Chairman)
Pat Gelsinger (CEO)
IndustryComputer software
RevenueUS$7.093 billion (2016)
Operating incomeUS$1.439 billion (2016)
OwnerDell Technologies (82.8%)
Number of employees20,000 (2016)
Websitehttp://www.vmware.com/

VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services. It was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture. VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.

Technical information:

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Icon statusNo tray icon
Icon settingNot in the system tray
Executable fileC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMUpgradeHelper.exe
Version8.4.5 build-324285
Parent processC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
Can be uninstalledYes
EncryptedNo
Size on disk170.6 Kb
Minimum recorded memory usage976 Kb
Average recorded memory usage976 Kb
Maximum recorded memory usage976 Kb
Date when maximum memory usage occured6/6/2013 3:25:35 PM
Minimum recorded CPU usage0%
Average recorded CPU usage0%
Maximum recorded CPU usage0%
Date when maximum CPU usage occured6/6/2013 3:25:35 PM
Started at6/6/2013 3:05:14 PM
Total CPU time 0 seconds
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