Hamachi service on Windows 10

How to restart Hamachi service on Windows 10

While using LogMeIn Hamachi application, you may face a “Hamachi service stopped” message or related errors, you can use the methods below to rectify this issue.

Ways To Fix the Hamachi Errors

  • Examine the antivirus

Sometimes your antivirus software can be the reason behind the message, ‘Hamachi service stopped’. This happens if the antivirus software is blocking/interfering Hamachi.  So, try adding Hamachi on the exceptions list for the antivirus or try temporarily disabling the antivirus. Though instead of disabling the antivirus, try switching your current antivirus with the one that do not hinder Hamachi.

In case the antivirus is not blocking Hamachi but is having a conflict with it. Uninstall the antivirus software and then restart the PC to solve the issue.

  • Reinstall Hamachi

Sometimes, due to inappropriate registries in the installation files, software might get corrupted which can causes such errors. To fix this try reinstalling Hamachi, by following as directed below:

  • Click on ‘Control Panel’.
  • Search and select ‘Uninstall a Program’.
  • Right-click onHamachi’ and hit ‘Uninstall’. 
  • Select ‘Yes’ in ‘Uninstall the Program’ window.
  • Re-Install the app. 
  • Click on the application. 
  • Finally, do as per the directions given on the window.

Relaunch Hamachi to verify the fix.

  • Check whether the WMI service is running or not 

WMI service is one of the mandatory software required by LogMeIn to run in an errorfree way. So, to enable WMI service follow:

  • Press ‘WIN + R’ to open Run command box.
  • Type ‘services.msc’ in the blank. 
  • Hit ‘OK’.
  • Scroll to find ‘Windows Management Instrumentation’. 
  • Right-click and choose ‘Properties’.
  • Change and fix the ‘Startup type’ as ‘Automatic’.
  • Hit the ‘Start’ button. 
  • Finally, click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.

Relaunch Hamachi to verify the fix.

  • Set Hamachi to start automatically 

To restart Hamachi app without manual efforts, form a script for this purpose

  • Right click on ‘Notepad’. 
  • Choose ‘Run as Administrator’.
  • Open ‘Notepad’ and type:

net stop Hamachi2Svc

net start Hamachi2Svc

start “C:Program Files (x86)LogMeIn Hamachihamachi-2-ui.exe”


    • Click ‘Save As’ on the ‘File’ tab.
  • Set ‘Save As’ type as ‘All Files’, ‘Save As’ name as ‘HamachiRestart.cmd’ and ‘Save As’ location as ‘C:WindowsSystem32’.
  • Finally hit ‘Save’.

After this either manually restart the services or set event in ‘Task Scheduler’ to repeat the script after every couple of hours.

  1. Conduct a System Restore
    • Press ‘WIN + S’. 
  • Type ‘System Restore’ in the blank.
  • Choose ‘Create A Restore Point’.
  • Select ‘System Restore’.
  • Choose a particular point or click on ‘Show More Restore Points’.
  • Hit ‘Next’. 
  • Finally, do as per the directions given on the window.

Relaunch Hamachi to verify the fix.

  1. Conduct a Clean boot
  • Press ‘WIN + R’. 
  • Type ‘msconfig’ in the blank.
  • Hit ‘Enter’.
  • Tick mark ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ located in the ‘Services’ tab. 
  • Select ‘Disable all’.
  • Select ‘Open Task Manager’ available on the ‘Startup’ tab.
  • Right-click on all the apps listed there and select ‘Disable’ from the drop down list. 
  • Open the ‘System Configuration’ again.
  • Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’. 
  • Restart the computer.

As you are done with these directions, no other app will conflict with Hamachi.

If the problem still persists, then enable all the applications one at a time until you discover the reason behind the issue. Once you find the troublesome app, turn it to disabled again or delete it.

  • Resetting the Hamachi security controls.
    • Click on ‘LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling’ service available on the ‘Services’ window.
  • Change and fix the ‘Startup’ type as ‘Automatic’.
    • Select ‘Local System account available on ‘Log On’ pane. 
  • Tick mark on ‘Allow service to interact with desktop’. 
  • Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’.

Now to reset the Hamachi security controls, follow:

    • Open ‘File Explorer’.
    • Navigate to ‘C:Program/Files(x86)/LogMeInHamachi’.
  • Right-click the ‘hamachi-2.exe’. A drop-down list appears.
  • Choose ‘Properties’.
  • Select ‘Edit’ available on the ‘Security’ tab.
  • Tick mark on ‘Full control’ option available in the ‘Allow’ column. 
  • Finally click on ‘OK’. 

Relaunch Hamachi to verify the fix.


Initiate with simpler solutions and with those you are familiar with rather than the ones that involves much efforts. Nevertheless, your problem will be solved by the time you are done with the list above.

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