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Should I remove VMware Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,110
United States Rank #1,557
Reach 0.7305%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.82 days
437.18 days >
Average installed length: 229.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.1.3 0.23%
7.1.2 2.09%
7.1.1 0.08%
7.1.0 4.73%
7.0.0 2.83%
6.0.7 0.94%
6.0.6 0.60%
6.0.5 2.10%
6.0.4 3.11%
6.0.3 7.89%
6.0.2 5.30%
6.0.1 15.70%
6.0.0 5.86%
5.0.4 0.23%
5.0.3 0.48%
5.0.2 16.48%
5.0.1 8.92%
5.0.0 4.50%
4.0.6.35970 1.16%
4.0.5.33341 0.24%
4.0.4.30409 2.31%
4.0.3.29699 1.11%
4.0.2.28060 2.26%
4.0.1.27038 1.58%
4.0.0.18997 1.16%
3.1.6.30422 0.40%
3.1.5.19539 0.54%
3.1.4.16648 2.74%
3.1.3.14951 1.29%
3.1.2.14247 0.36%
3.1.1.13618 0.36%
3.1.0.12623 0.48%
3.1.0.12300 0.01%
3.0.1.11056 1.35%
3.0.0.9911 0.54%
3.0.0.9563 0.03%

Other programs by VMware

VMware Player

What is VMware Player?  (from VMware)

VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS, the latest Linux releases, or create isolated virtual machines to safely test new software. VMware Pl...  Read more

Overview

VMware Player is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is 5.0.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named hqtray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 18.81 MB (19,720,432 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of VMware Player come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Player\Uninstaller\uninstall.exe -x -S "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Player\Uninstaller\"
Estimated size: 18.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Player

Program executable:hqtray.exe
Name:VMware Workstation
VMware Host Network Access Status Tray Application
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe
MD5:0debf1e4ad1f70508bfef34dfac0e403
Additional files:
  • deployPkg.dll - VMware Virtual Image Editing Framework (VMware Deployment Package Library)
  • vixDiskMountApi.dll - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (vixDiskMountApi dynamic link library)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe - Virtual disk mount utility
  • libcds.dll - VMware Component Download Service
  • farexec-service.exe - VMware Converter Hosted (VMware Farexec Service)
  • p2vJobManager.dll - VMware P2V Job Manager Library
  • p2vSupport.dll - VMware P2V Support Library
  • p2vXML.dll - VMware P2V XML Library
  • tibdll.dll - VMware Wrapper DLL for Acronis True Image
  • adjperm.dll - VMware Workstation (adjperm DLL)
  • amqp.dll - VMware AMQP Library
  • drvInst64.exe - VMware 64-bit Install Utility
  • elevated.dll - VMware elevated COM library
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware GVMOMI Library
  • p2vHlpr.dll - VMware P2V Helper DLL
  • p2vWizard.dll - VMware Import Wizard DLL
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vmappcfg.dll - vmappcfg Module
  • vmappsdk.dll - vmappsdk Module
  • vmapputil.dll - VMware application utility library
  • vmauthd.dll - VMware event log source
  • vmcf.dll
  • vmclientcore.dll - VMware Player Core Library
  • vmdbCOM.dll - vmdbCOM Module
  • vmdkShellExt.dll - VMware Virtual Disk File Shell Extensions
  • vmeventmsg.dll - event message dll
  • pixops.dll - pixops
  • libldap_r.dll - libldap_ Dynamic Link Library
  • liblber.dll - liblber Dynamic Link Library
  • libldap.dll - libldap Dynamic Link Library
  • TPClnVM.dll (by Cortado AG) - ThinPrint Client for VMware® (VMware® Virtual Channel Plugin)
  • TPClnt.dll (by ThinPrint GmbH) - ThinPrint Client Windows
  • TPClntdeu.dll (by ThinPrint GmbH) - ThinPrint Client Windows Sprachressourcen
  • TPClntjpn.dll
  • TPClntloc.dll - ThinPrint Client Windows language resources
  • TPClnRDP.dll (by Cortado AG) - ThinPrint Client Win32 (Windows TSE Virtual Channel Plugin)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • TPView.dll - ThinPrint Viewture (ThinPrint Previewer)
  • TPViewdeu.dll - ThinPrint-Vorschau
  • TPViewjpn.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • sigc-2.0.dll (by The libsigc++ development team (see AUTHORS)) - libsigc++ (The Typesafe Callback Framework for C++)
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2 (libxml2 library)
  • glibmm-2.4.dll (by The glibmm development team (see AUTHORS)) - glibmm (The official C++ wrapper for glib)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • gmodule-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • mkisofs.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hqtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMware hqtray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

hqtray.exe
Memory:2.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00002703%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:31,186
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove VMware Player?

Quickly and completely remove VMware Player 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 Player 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 Player, 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 Player.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,110

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.45%
Windows 8 32.04%
Windows XP 2.75%
Windows Vista 1.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.42%
Windows 7 Professional 21.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.03%
Windows 8.1 8.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.72%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.97%
  Germany 10.40%
  France 4.65%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  Italy 4.09%
  Canada 2.79%
  Japan 2.52%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  India 1.94%
  Belgium 1.84%
  Spain 1.69%
  Australia 1.60%
  MA 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.53%
Hewlett-Packard 24.49%
Acer 12.16%
ASUS 11.46%
GIGABYTE 7.27%
Lenovo 5.28%
Toshiba 4.87%
Samsung 3.92%
Intel 1.54%
Alienware 0.97%
MSI 0.90%
Medion 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.82%
ASUS All Series 4.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.26%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.06%

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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