84,285,534 programs installed

Should I remove Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 57.80 days
619.72 days >
Average installed length: 325.62 days


VersionDistribution 7.14% 7.14% 21.43% 7.14% 7.14% 42.86% 7.14%

Other programs by Symantec

Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent


Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 7.49 MB (7,854,080 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 67% of users of Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Symantec.com
Help link: mysupport.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\symantec\workspace streaming\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{46B26804-569B-4355-9678-0DDF6ADCFB0F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent

  • appmgrcmd.exe - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent (Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent Command line tool)
  • appmgrgui.exe - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent GUI
  • appmgrservice.exe - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent Service
  • appstreamlibs.dll - AppStreamLibs DLL
  • aswhook.dll - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent ASW Hook DLL
  • exeforservice.exe - Streamed Application Launcher
  • launcher.dll - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent Launcher
  • processcreator.exe - Process Creator
  • shexechook.dll - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent ShellExec Hook DLL
  • appstream.sys - AppStream Driver
  • appstreamres1033.dll - Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent String Table
  • launcherres1033.dll
  • launcherres1033_x64.dll
  • reghook.sys - RegHook System Services
  • appmgramt.dll - AppMgrAmt Dynamic Link Library
  • boost_date_time-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • boost_filesystem-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • boost_serialization-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • boost_system-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • boost_thread-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • boost_wserialization-vc90-mt-1_39.dll
  • desktopmodifier.exe
  • mobilewrapper.dll
  • vamcmd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shexechook.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ShExecHook' with a class of {2D0C3614-D550-4b6b-BF80-D83C4544D6AE}.
  • appmgrservice.exe runs as a service named 'SWS 7.5 Streaming Agent' (AppMgrService) "The Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent engine. Responsible for maintaining connections to servers and managing the cache for streamed applications.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • exeforservice.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppMgrGui' which loads as C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Streaming\Bin\exeForService.exe.

How do I remove Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Symantec Workspace Streaming 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 Symantec Workspace Streaming 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 Symantec Workspace Streaming 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 Symantec Workspace Streaming Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 25.00%
  India 4.17%
  DK 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Sony 7.14%
Intel 7.14%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 15.38%
HP EliteBook 8570w 7.69%
Dell Inspiron 1545 7.69%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 7.69%
Sony VPCEE2M1E 7.69%
LENOVO 2949 7.69%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.