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Should I remove VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.0.13360 33.33%
4.0.0.5332 33.33%
4.0.0.3971 33.33%

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VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent

Overview

VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is 4.1.0.13360, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 14.24 MB (14,931,280 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in China and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Update Manager Guest Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B05621E7-78B7-4532-BF65-F0228AF901C8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent

  • guestAgent.exe - VMware Update Manager (VMware Update Manager Guest Agent)
  • rebootWarning.exe - VMware Update Manager Guest Agent Reboot Helper
  • vum-launcher.exe - VMware Update Manager silent
  • log4cpp.dll (by Bastiaan Bakker, LifeLine Networks bv) - Log library for C++ (Log library for C++ DLL)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • gaNotify.exe
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • msvcr80.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • guestAgent.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent' (vci-ga) "VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent".

How do I remove VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent?

Quickly and completely remove VMware vCenter Update Manager Guest Agent 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 Update Manager Guest Agent 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 Update Manager Guest Agent, 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 Update Manager Guest Agent.

OS VERSIONS
Win Server 2003 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Server 2003 33.33%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows Server ... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows Server (R) 2008 S... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  China 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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