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Should I remove Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,586
United States Rank #16,062
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.80 days
354.53 days >
Average installed length: 186.28 days


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Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent

What is Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent?  (from Symantec)

The Symantec Software Virtualization Solution is a tool that allows Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV) to integrate with Symantec's Notification Server (NS), however the newer releases of SWV(.exe installation package) does not support the SVS Solution as we have moved over to Symantec's Software Management Soluti...  Read more


Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 7.5.749, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named svscmd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 14.96 MB (15,688,879 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 66% of users of Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/business/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\symantec\workspace virtualization
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3FA49196-3E39-466C-AD7B-F64D141E0DBB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent

Program executable:svscmd.exe
SVSCMD Command-line Utility Resources
Path:C:\Program Files\symantec\workspace virtualization\svscmd.exe
Additional files:
  • ExecIE.exe - SWVBSOExecIE
  • ManageSWVBSO.exe - ManageSWVBSO (ManageIERunFromLayer)
  • FslUI.dll - Symantec Workspace Virtualization Shared User Interface
  • SVSAdmin.bin.exe - Symantec Workspace Virtualization Admin Tool
  • SVSAdmin.exe
  • SvsWmi.dll - SVS Wmi Provider
  • UIUtils.dll - UI Utilities Resources
  • vzGenEnvBlock.exe - Symantec Environment Block Generator
  • VzService.exe - Symantec Workspace Virtualization Service
  • vzUser.exe - Symantec User Mode Daemon

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SVSCmd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34429456-3507-4962-A628-18E30A2E9BCC}' (runs on registration).
  • VzService.exe runs as a service named 'Workspace Virtualization' (VzService) "Workspace Virtualization service for Symantec Endpoint Virtualization".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vzUser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'vzUser' which loads as C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\vzUser.exe.
  • ExecIE.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SWVBSOExecIE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Workspace Virtualization\ExecIE.exe".

How do I remove Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent?

You can uninstall Symantec Workspace Virtualization 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Virtualization Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.71%
Windows XP 8.24%
Windows 10 5.88%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.60%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 7 Starter 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.24%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  Spain 3.38%
  Germany 2.53%
  Italy 2.11%
  Australia 2.11%
  India 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  DK 1.69%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Singapore 0.84%
  France 0.84%
  RS 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 63.77%
Dell 19.57%
Lenovo 7.25%
Intel 2.90%
ASUS 2.90%
Sony 1.45%
Common models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 6.21%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 6.21%
HP EliteBook 8470p 4.97%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.11%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC 3.11%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.48%

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


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