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3% remove it97% keep it
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3.0.3 64.71%
3.0.2 20.59%
1.0.0 14.71%

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VMware Converter

What is VMware Converter?  (from VMware)

VMware vCenter Converter (VMware Converter) comes in both Enterprise ($, bundling and entitlement with vCenter Server) and Standalone (free) versions and is designed primarily for the following tasks:

- Convert a physical machine into a virtual machine; referred to as Physical-to-Virtual or P2V.
- Convert a...  Read more


VMware Converter is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is 3.0.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 64.46 MB (67,587,507 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 50% of users of VMware Converter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Converter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E2FB450C-E0F1-466E-8D73-7CC010841DF8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 64.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Converter

  • deployPkg.dll - VMware Virtual Image Editing Framework (VMware Deployment Package Library)
  • types.dll - VMware VirtualCenter (Communications Subsystem)
  • vmacore.dll - Applications Framework
  • vmomi.dll
  • converter.exe - VMware Workstation (VMware Converter)
  • p2vHlpr.dll - VMware P2V Helper DLL
  • p2vWizard.dll - VMware Import Wizard DLL
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • bootrun.exe - VMware Converter (Virtual BootRun Service)
  • farexec-service.exe - VMware Farexec Service
  • p2vJobManager.dll - VMware P2V Job Manager Library
  • p2vSupport.dll - VMware P2V Support Library
  • p2vTool.exe - VMware P2V Tool
  • p2vXml.dll - VMware P2V XML Library
  • tibdll.dll - VMware Wrapper DLL for Acronis True Image
  • ufa-agent.dll - VMware UFA Agent Library
  • ufa-client.dll - VMware UFA Client Library
  • ufa-common.dll - Ufa Utilities Support DLL
  • ufa-slave.dll - VMware UFA Slave Library
  • ufa-sysMigration.dll - VMware UFA System Migration Library
  • ufa-sysReconfig.dll - VMware UFA System Reconfiguration Library
  • ufa-types.dll - VMware UFA VModl Types Library
  • ufa-vmImporter.dll - VMware UFA Virtual Machine Importer Library
  • ufa-vmsvc.dll - VMware UFA VMSVC Library
  • vcb2p2vXml.exe - VMware Wrapper for VCB to P2V XML
  • vmware-ufad.exe - VMware Host Process for Ufa Services
  • vssSnap2003.dll - VSS wrapper library for Windows 2003
  • vssSnapVista64.dll - VSS 32-bit wrapper library for Windows Vista-64
  • vssSnapVista64.exe - VSS 64-bit surrogate process for Windows Vista-64
  • vssSnapXP.dll - VSS wrapper library for Windows XP
  • sbimageapi.dll (by StorageCraft Technology) - ShadowProtect (TM) (ShadowProtect Image API)
  • unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP, VMware) - Unzip Package
  • zip.exe (by Info-ZIP, VMware) - Zip Package
  • V2iDiskLib.dll (by Symantec) - V2iDiskLib (Symantec/VMware interop module.)
  • libeay32.dll
  • mspack.dll
  • openssl.exe
  • ssleay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • vmware-ufad.exe runs as a service named 'VMware Converter Service' (ufad-p2v) "VMware Converter Service".

How do I remove VMware Converter?

You can uninstall VMware Converter 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 VMware Converter, 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 VMware Converter.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows XP 32.35%
Windows 10 11.76%
Windows Server 2003 5.88%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 20.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.82%
Windows 7 Starter 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Germany 14.00%
  France 6.00%
  Canada 6.00%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  MA 2.00%
  Taiwan 2.00%
  RS 2.00%
  Russia 2.00%
  Portugal 2.00%
  Turkey 2.00%
  Saudi Arabia 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Intel 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Toshiba 3.33%
Medion 3.33%
Compaq 3.33%
American Megatrends 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
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MEDIONPC MS-7255 3.70%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 3.70%
HP Pro 3010 Microtower PC 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.70%

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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