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Should I remove VMware ThinApp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,755
United States Rank #21,423
Reach 0.0220%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.28 days
391.83 days >
Average installed length: 205.88 days


5.2.18454 1.30%
5.1.16134 2.27%
5.1.13023 4.55%
5.0.11748 5.19%
5.0.9815 20.13%
4.7.7101 18.83%
4.7.6418 11.04%
4.7.5985 2.27%
4.7.5388 10.06%
4.6.5101 2.60%
4.6.4679 7.14%
4.6.4437 1.30%
4.6.4240 6.17%
4.5.3876 2.92%
4.0.3614 2.27%
4.0.3574 0.97%
4.0.3089 0.32%
4.0.2866 0.32%
4.0.2200 0.32%

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VMware ThinApp

What is VMware ThinApp?

VMware ThinApp, formerly Thinstall, is a virtualization suite capable of creating portable software ("portable apps"). This software enables applications to execute without being previously installed.


The most used version is 5.0.9815, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 7.64 MB (8,008,192 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware thinapp
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{83C7C1D5-01F6-42EB-95E3-E6ACCFB19DEF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware ThinApp

  • appsync.exe - VMware ThinApp (AppSync command line utility)
  • dll_dump.exe - DLL Dump utility
  • log_monitor.exe - Log monitor utility
  • logging.dll - ThinApp Logging
  • sbmerge.exe - SandBox Merge utility
  • setup capture.exe - Setup Capture
  • snapshot.exe - Snapshot tool
  • thinreg.exe - ThinApp Registration tool
  • tlink.exe - ThinApp linker
  • vftool.exe - ThinApp Virtual Filesystem tool
  • vregtool.exe - ThinApp Virtual Registry tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run Once)
  • setup capture.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'ThinApp Setup Capture Continue' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware ThinApp\Setup Capture.exe" "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\{1B8D7B6B-AE25-4805-82CC-7AA69F968CB8}.snapshot" "C:\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE HKEY_USERS" 0.

How do I remove VMware ThinApp?

Quickly and completely remove VMware ThinApp 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 ThinApp 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 ThinApp, 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 ThinApp.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.26%
Windows 8 20.78%
Windows XP 12.34%
Windows Vista 1.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.14%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.17%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.55%
  France 16.99%
  Iran 6.09%
  Italy 5.45%
  Germany 3.53%
  Saudi Arabia 2.88%
  Canada 2.88%
  Russia 2.88%
  Spain 2.24%
  Mexico 2.24%
  Egypt 2.24%
  Sweden 1.92%
  India 1.92%
  Belgium 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.77%
Dell 18.64%
Acer 15.25%
ASUS 14.12%
Intel 6.21%
Lenovo 2.82%
Samsung 2.82%
Toshiba 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Sahara 1.13%
MSI 1.13%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 7.38%
ASUSTeK K53SD 4.10%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 3.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.28%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 2.46%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2P 1.64%

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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