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Should I remove VMware Horizon View Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,770
United States Rank #6,074
Reach 0.0514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.07 days
593.09 days >
Average installed length: 311.62 days


VersionDistribution 0.55% 1.66% 29.54% 12.34% 15.81% 0.14% 0.14% 11.23% 16.23% 12.34%

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VMware Horizon View Client


VMware Horizon View Client is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is wswc.exe. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 42.01 MB (44,054,642 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 64% of users of VMware Horizon View Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F5B8F920-60D9-11E2-883C-7CC56088709B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 42.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Horizon View Client

Program executable:wswc.exe
Name:VMware View
VMware View Client
Path:C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware view\client\bin\wswc.exe
Additional files:
  • ViewMMDevRedir.dll - VMware Horizon View (VMware Real Time Audio-Video)
  • mksvchanclient.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware MKS Virtual Channel Client Library)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware Remote MKS
  • vmware-remotemks-container.exe - VMware Remote MKS Container
  • VMwareView-RdeClient.dll - VMware View RDE Client
  • vvaclient.dll - VMware View Acceleration client
  • MessageFrameWork.dll - VMware View (VMware View Message FrameWork)
  • pcoip_mfw.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel to MessageFrameWork (32-bit)
  • pcoip_vchan.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel Extensions (32-bit)
  • scredir_vchanclient.dll - VMware View Client PCoIP Smart Card Plugin (32-bit)
  • vdp_rdpvcbridge.dll - PCoIP to RDP Virtual Channel Bridge (32-bit)
  • vdpService.dll - VMware View VDP Services Library 32-bit
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe - VMware View client USB service (32-bit)
  • ws_diag.exe - VMware View Framework Diagnostic Probe
  • wsnm.exe - VMware View Framework Node Manager
  • wssm_uimanager.dll - VMware View Framework UI Host
  • wswc_command.dll - VMware View Connection Server Command Handler
  • wswc_common.dll - VMware View Client Common Utilities
  • wswc_de_de_407.dll - VMware View Client German (DE) resources
  • wswc_en_us_409.dll - VMware View Client English (US) resources
  • wswc_fr_fr_40c.dll - VMware View Client French Translated resources
  • wswc_http.dll - VMware View Client HTTP Handler
  • wswc_ja_jp_411.dll - VMware View Client Japanese (JP) resources
  • wswc_ko_kr_412.dll - VMware View Client Korean (KR) resources
  • wswc_pcoip.dll - VMware View Client PCoIP Interaction Handler
  • wswc_rdp.dll - VMware View RDP Handler
  • wswc_rsa.dll - VMware View RSA Handler
  • wswc_tunnel.dll - VMware View Secure Tunnel Client
  • wswc_ui.dll - VMware View Client UI handler

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • wsnm.exe runs as a service named 'VMware View Client' (wsnm) "Provides View Client services.".
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe runs as a service named 'VMware Horizon View USB' (vmware-view-usbd) "Provides VMware Horizon View USB redirections services.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000060455%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000243%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000361%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:156,824
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove VMware Horizon View Client?

Quickly and completely remove VMware Horizon View Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VMware Horizon View Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware Horizon View Client, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VMware Horizon View Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.39%
Windows 8 38.28%
Windows Vista 2.08%
Windows XP 1.11%
Windows 8.1 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.96%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 8.1 15.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.34%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.07%
  Netherlands 8.10%
  United Kingdom 3.62%
  Canada 2.88%
  Australia 2.77%
  France 2.35%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Germany 1.92%
  India 1.39%
  Italy 0.96%
  Taiwan 0.75%
  DK 0.75%
  Singapore 0.75%
  Switzerland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.67%
Hewlett-Packard 26.38%
ASUS 9.00%
Toshiba 7.98%
Acer 6.75%
Lenovo 6.34%
Samsung 4.50%
Intel 2.25%
Sony 1.84%
Medion 0.61%
Alienware 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 NoteBook ... 2.38%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.38%
Dell Latitude E6530 1.98%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.59%

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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