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Startup program entry details:

VMware hqtray (hqtray.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


VMWare Host Network Access Status Tray Application - part of both VMware Player (from version 2.0) and Workstation (until version 6.5) - which allow you to "run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC." It's function is unknown at present and it displays no tray icon as the name suggests. Can be disabled without affecting the operation of either product

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VMware hqtray] "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VMware hqtray] "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe"

Other information:


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