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VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine

What is VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine?  (from VMware)

VMware vCenter Protect is built upon the industry leading HFNetChk scan engine developed for Microsoft by Shavlik Technologies (now a part of VMware Inc). The VMware vCenter Protect engine performs Microsoft security patch assessment against a variety of Windows operating systems and products. The engine also scans for...  Read more


VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine is a program developed by VMware. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 16.49 MB (17,295,374 bytes). STAgentUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shavlik.com
Help link: www.shavlik.com/support/default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Protect Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0682682A-CA81-46E8-8784-F1F87F2D77B4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine

  • STAgent.exe - VMware vCenter Protect (ST Agent)
  • STAgentFramework.dll - ST Agent Framework Library
  • STAgentManagement.exe - STAgent Management
  • STAgentUI.exe - Agent UI
  • STAgentUILoc.dll - STAgent UI resources
  • STAgentUpdater.exe - Agent Framework Updater
  • STScheduler.dll - ST Scheduler Library
  • SafeReboot.exe - VMware vCenter (Safe Reboot Application)
  • STCore.dll - STCore Dynamic Link Library
  • STServiceModel.dll - STServiceModel Dynamic Link Library
  • STServiceProcess.dll - STServiceProcess Dynamic Link Library
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • mfc100u.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll

How do I remove VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine?

Quickly and completely remove VMware vCenter Protect Patch Engine 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 vCenter Protect Patch Engine 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 vCenter Protect Patch Engine, 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 vCenter Protect Patch Engine.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

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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