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What’s disk2vhd.exe (Disk to VHD converter)? Is it safe or a virus?

Disk2vhd.exe is a tool developed by Microsoft Corporation that allows users to create virtual hard disk (VHD) files from physical disks. This tool is particularly useful for system administrators and IT professionals who need to convert physical machines into virtual machines for virtualization purposes. By using Disk2vhd.exe, users can create VHDs of running systems that can be loaded into a virtual machine for testing and development, backup, or for use in a virtualized environment. The tool is simple to use and provides an efficient way to virtualize physical disks without the need for complex and time-consuming manual processes.

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Who makes disk2vhd.exe (Disk to VHD converter)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of disk2vhd.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 13, 2024

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