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Should I remove VMware Workstation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #776
United States Rank #1,796
Reach 1.0288%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.33 days
393.20 days >
Average installed length: 206.59 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.1.3 0.17%
11.1.2 1.84%
11.1.1 0.32%
11.1.0 3.33%
11.0.0 4.80%
10.0.7 0.25%
10.0.6 0.15%
10.0.5 0.43%
10.0.4 1.46%
10.0.3 5.24%
10.0.2 3.92%
10.0.1 15.80%
10.0.0 10.49%
9.1.0 0.01%
9.0.4 0.40%
9.0.3 0.78%
9.0.2 10.93%
9.0.1 6.00%
9.0.0 10.20%
8.0.6.35970 1.05%
8.0.5.33341 0.26%
8.0.4.30409 1.94%
8.0.3.29699 0.85%
8.0.2.28060 1.97%
8.0.1.27038 2.47%
8.0.0.18997 5.32%
8.0.0.17962 0.05%
8.0.0 0.02%
7.1.6.30422 0.68%
7.1.5.19539 0.40%
7.1.4.16648 1.44%
7.1.3.14951 1.56%
7.1.2.14247 0.48%
7.1.1.13618 0.31%
7.1.0.12623 0.94%
7.1.0.12398 0.06%
7.1.0.12300 0.01%
7.0.1.11056 0.69%
7.0.0.9911 2.95%
7.0.0.9563 0.03%
7.0.0.8898 0.02%

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VMware Workstation

What is VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x64 computers; it enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux or BSD variants. As such, VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. VMware Workstation supports bridging existing host network adapters and share physical disk drives and USB devices with a virtual machine. In addition, it can simulate disk drives. It can mount an existing ISO image file into a virtual optical disc drive so that the virtual machine sees it as real one. Likewise, virtual hard disk drives are made via .vmdk files.

Overview

The most used version is 10.0.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is drvInst64.exe. The software installer includes 69 files and is usually about 1.5 MB (1,572,864 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\uninstall.exe -x
Estimated size: 1.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Workstation

Program executable:drvInst64.exe
Name:VMware Workstation
VMware 64-bit Install Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\drvInst64.exe
MD5:e293c3dabee9272b84a172c2a5ee841a
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
  • ace_upgrade.exe - VMware Workstation (VMware ACE Upgrade Utility)
  • adjperm.dll - 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
  • hqtray.exe - VMware Host Network Access Status Tray Application
  • iCustBundleGen.dll - Image Customization library
  • p2vHlpr.dll - VMware P2V Helper DLL
  • p2vWizard.dll - VMware Import Wizard DLL
  • pkgGen.dll - Package Generation DLL
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • types.dll - VMware VI API Types Library
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmappcfg.dll - vmappcfg Module
  • vmappsdk.dll - vmappsdk Module
  • vmapputil.dll - VMware application utility library
  • vmauthd.dll - VMware event log source
  • vmclientcore.dll - VMware Player Core Library
  • 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
  • diskLibWrapper.dll
  • emmett.exe
  • mkisofs.exe
  • openssl.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".

How do I remove VMware Workstation?

Quickly and completely remove VMware Workstation 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 Workstation 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 Workstation, 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 Workstation.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.51%
Windows 8 36.38%
Windows XP 1.50%
Windows Vista 0.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.66%
Windows 7 Professional 17.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.24%
Windows 8.1 5.22%
Windows 8 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.35%
  France 5.74%
  MA 4.69%
  Germany 3.86%
  India 3.68%
  Iran 2.97%
  Canada 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.74%
  Italy 2.48%
  DZ 2.46%
  Spain 2.21%
  Netherlands 2.20%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Taiwan 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.42%
Hewlett-Packard 23.92%
ASUS 13.60%
Acer 12.68%
GIGABYTE 7.98%
Lenovo 5.90%
Toshiba 5.39%
Samsung 2.86%
MSI 1.27%
Intel 1.26%
Alienware 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.26%
ASUS All Series 6.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.66%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.18%

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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