Windows 10 Hamachi Service Stopped Error | How To Fix

The LogMeIn Hamachi VPN is an excellent VPN software that creates links between computers that are behind a NAT firewall without any reconfiguration. This application connects computers to the internet by imitating the connection that would be on a LAN connection. The Hamachi VPN is quite a handy application and is used by thousands of users around the world due to its reliability. But there are certain cases where this application stops working all of a sudden, in this article well try different methods to solve this issue.


How to Fix Hamachi Service Stopped Error?

Today, we’re going to attempt a chain of troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data, it might help our cause.

 Several reasons might have caused this trouble; it may be because of the intervention of third-party software, or it has something to do with the service. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Run Hamachi as an Administrator

The first thing to attempt is to run the Hamachi VPN as an administrator to see if it solves the issue.

  • Right-click on the Hamachi icon
  • Select Run as Administrator from the list

By doing so, check if it solves the Windows 10 Hamachi service stopped the issue. If it has solved the problem, you’ll need to make this change permanently.

  • Right-click on the Hamachi icon
  • Click Properties from the list
  • From properties, navigate to the Compatibility tab
  • Check the box linked with Run this program as Administrator
  • Save your changes

After saving the changes, your computer will now be instructed to run the Hamachi VPN with administrative rights.

Enable the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Service

For the Hamachi application to work correctly, it needs to make sure that the WMI service is running on your computer. Try enabling the WMI service on your computer to see if it solves the complication.

  • Hold on to the Windows key and then press R to open the Run box
  • Type services.msc in the search box and press Enter to open Services
  • If encouraged by the User Account Control, click Yes to grant access to admin rights.
  • In the Services window, navigate to the WMI service from the left-hand of your screen.
  • Double-click on the WMI service to open the Properties panel
  • In the Properties panel, go to the General tab to check whether the Startup type is set to Automatic or not, if it isn’t, make sure to change it to automatic using the drop-down menu.
  • After changing the settings, click Apply to save the changes
  • After the service is enabled, close the application and re-run it.

Check to see if it has solved the complication, or is it still there.

Turn Off the Antivirus

You need to turn off your installed antivirus software because sometimes the antivirus software is the main reason behind such problems. Most of the time, your installed antivirus software blocks the Hamachi service, try disabling it too if it solves your problem.

Windows Security

  • Go to your start Menu
  • Now click on Settings
  • Now select Update and Security option
  • Click on Windows Security option from there
  • Now select Virus and Threat Protection option
  • Click on Manage Settings
  • Turn off the Real-time Protection


  • Right-Click on your Avast icon
  • Now click on Avast Shield Control from there
  • From the Avast Shield Control, find the option to disable the program
  • It has options from disabling it for 10 minutes to permanently
  • Disable the Program


  • Right Click on your AVG icon
  • Now Click on Temporarily Disable AVG Protection
  • Select the interval of time you want the AVG to be turned off
  • You can disable the AVG Firewall too
  • Disable the antivirus program


  • Right Click on your McAfee Antivirus icon
  • Select the Exit option from there
  • A new interface will pop-up on your screen, warning you that your McAfee’s protection will turn off
  • Click on Yes in the dialog box to disable the antivirus program

After disabling the antivirus software, if the Hamachi stopped working issue does not occur anymore, you’ll need to add the LogMeIn Hamachi file to the exception list of your antivirus software.

Windows Defender

  • Go the search bar located near the Taskbar
  • Type Windows Defender in the search box
  • Open Windows Defender Security Center
  • Now click the option Virus and threat protection
  • Now navigate to the Virus and Threat Protection Settings
  • The Windows may encourage you to allow administrative access to use this feature, click Yes
  • Select the window that says Add or Remove exclusions, and you’ll be steered to a panel where you can add or remove exclusions
  • Now select the option that says Exclude a folder, go to your LogMeIn Hamachi directory add it to the exclusions list
  • After adding the folder, save your changes


  • Open the Bitdefender software
  • Enter the Protection Window by clicking the shield icon
  • Now click on the link that says View Modules
  • Click on the Settings icon in the upper right corner
  • Click the Exclusion tab
  • Now click on the option that says list of files and folders excluded from scanning
  • Click on the Add option, go to your LogMeIn Hamachi directory to select the file you want to exclude from the scanning procedure
  • You’ll need to choose Both options if you’re adding an exception
  • After you’ve added an exception, save your changes
  • Add more LogMeIn Hamachi executable files in the exceptions list from the list of processes excluded from scanning

Avast Antivirus

  • Open the Avast Antivirus app
  • Click the settings option from the bottom left corner
  • Now select General and scroll down until you find Exclusions
  • Enlarge the section to see a dialogue where you can add exceptions
  • From the Browse option, go to your LogMeIn Hamachi directory
  • choose the folder you want to add, click on the ADD button and save your changes

McAfee Antivirus

  • Open McAfee Antivirus from your toolbar
  • Click on the Manage Security option
  • Click the Schedule and run scans option present in the Virus and Spyware Protection box
  • Now click on the Schedule scans option from the list, a new window will pop-up where you’ll see the Add button under the Excluded Files and Folders tab.
  • Click on the Add button and find the file you want to add from your LogMeIn Hamachi directory
  • After adding the file, save your changes

Kaspersky AV

  • Open the Kaspersky Antivirus from your Taskbar
  • Go to the Settings menu
  • Now select the Additional tab and click on Threats and Exclusions option from the list
  • Now click on Configure Exclusions
  • Click on the Add button present in the bottom right of your screen
  • Go to your LogMeIn Hamachi directory by clicking the Browse button
  • Select the folder you wish to add and save your changes


  • Open the Malwarebytes Antivirus from your Taskbar
  • Now click on the Malware Exclusions tab situated on the left side of your window
  • From the Malware Exclusions tab, click on Add folder
  • now find your LogMeIn Hamachi directory and select the file you want to add
  • After adding the file, save your changes.

Create a Script to automatically launch the Hamachi Service

  • Launch Notepad as an Administrator
  • Type the following:
  • net stop Hamachi2Svc
  • net start Hamachi2Svc
  • start “C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe”
  • Exit.
  • Now navigate to File and hover your mouse over Save as.
  • Set the Save as the type to All files and enter the file name as HamachiRestart.cmd
  • Select the following location for your file and click the Save button: C:\Windows\System32

You can also set the script manually to start the Hamachi service, or you can set this script in an event in Task Scheduler to repeat itself every couple of hours.

  • Hold the Windows button and then press R to open the Run box
  •  In the search box, type taskschd.msc  and press Enter to open the Task Scheduler
  • In Task Scheduler, click on the Create task option located on the right side of the menu
  • In the Create Task pane, go to the General tab and set a name for your task
  • Now select the Security option, confirm that your account is selected
  • Check the box that says Run only when the user is logged on
  • With the help of drop-down menu linked with configure for and select Windows 10 from the list
  •  Navigate to the Triggers tab and choose New
  • In the Triggers window, set the drop-down menu linked with Begin the task to At Startup
  • Make sure that you have checked the Enabled box at the bottom
  • Click OK to save your changes
  • Now navigate to the Actions tab and select New
  • Set the Action to start a program with the help of drop-down menu
  • Click the Browse option linked with Program/Script below Settings and go to C:\Windows\System32, then select HamachiStart.cmd and click Open
  • Now click OK to close the window
  • Now navigate to the Conditions tab and uncheck every box over there, then click OK to save your changes
  • Reboot your system.

Check to see if it has solved the complication, or is it still there.

Configure the Hamachi Service appropriately

  • Hold on to the Windows key and then press R to open the Run box
  • Type services.msc in the search box and press Enter to open Services
  • In the Services window, double-click on LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine service
  • When the Properties window appears, click the Start button to launch the service
  • Navigate to the Recovery tab and set First Failure, Second Failure, and Subsequent Failures to reboot the service
  • Now place the Reset Fail count after to 0 days and reboot service after 1 minute(s).
  • Click OK and Apply after making your changes.

Check to see if it has solved the complication, or is it still there.

Reinstalling Hamachi

In case none of the above tactics help to solve the issue, and then you should go on to reinstall the Hamachi application. You need to uninstall the app from the Apps tab of Settings and then download the latest version from the official website.

Check to see if it has solved the complication, or is it still there.

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Nick Miller

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