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Should I remove VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,794
United States Rank #29,592
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.43 days
130.81 days >
Average installed length: 68.73 days


VersionDistribution 2.38% 14.29% 19.05% 35.71% 16.67% 4.76% 7.14%

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VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent

What is VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent?  (from VMware)

You can migrate your existing PC onto your Mac. VMware Fusion recreates your PC as a virtual machine, and you can continue to use your PC applications and files. For your Mac to be able to connect to your physical PC and start the migration, you must install the VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent on your PC.


VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent is a program developed by VMware. 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. The software installer includes 58 files and is usually about 75.75 MB (79,426,215 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 77% of users of VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{008AC3B7-FF3D-4A0B-A04F-A2B15A2CF731}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 75.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent

  • VMware-Converter-Agent.exe - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent (Contact: Your local administrator)
  • deploypkg.dll - VMware Virtual Image Editing Framework (VMware Deployment Package Library)
  • converter.exe - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (Converter Standalone Application)
  • converter-agent.dll - VMware Converter Agent Library
  • converter-agent-linux.dll
  • converter-cli.exe - VMware Converter CLI
  • converter-logic.dll - Vmware Converter Client Logic UFA Plugin
  • converterLogicTypes.dll - VMware Converter Client Logic Types
  • ConverterPages.dll - Converter Standalone Wizard Pages
  • converter-server.dll - VMware Converter Server Library
  • converterTypes.dll - VMware Converter Types
  • ConverterWizard.dll - Converter Standalone Wizard Library
  • converter-worker.dll - Converter Standalone Worker Library
  • farexec-service.exe - VMware Farexec Service
  • hypervWMI.dll - Converter Standalone Hyper-V WMI Library
  • mntapi.dll - mntapi dynamic link library
  • mntapi2.dll - mntapi2 dynamic link library
  • p2vbcast.exe - VMware Converter Bonjour Advertiser
  • ufa-agent.dll - VMware UFA Agent Library
  • ufa-common.dll - VMware UFA Utilities Support DLL
  • 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-converter.exe - VMware Converter Service
  • vmware-converter-a.exe
  • 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
  • types.dll - VMware VirtualCenter (Communications Subsystem)
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmomi.dll
  • remoteDeviceConnect.exe - VMware Workstation (VMware Remote Device Connect)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vim-types.dll - VMware VI API Types Library
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • V2iDiskLib.dll (by Symantec) - V2iDiskLib for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 and Norton Ghost 14 (Symantec/VMware interop module.)
  • acronis_api_vs.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis API for VMware
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • sbimageapi.dll (by StorageCraft Technology) - ShadowProtect (TM) (ShadowProtect Image API)
  • unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP, VMware) - Unzip Package
  • plink.exe (by Original author: Simon Tatham Modified by VMware) - PuTTY suite (Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client)
  • pscp.exe (by Original author: Simon Tatham Modified by VMware) - Command-line SCP/SFTP client
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2 (libxml2 library)
  • mspack.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vmware-converter-a.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent' (vmware-converter-agent) "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent provides virtual machine conversion and reconfiguration services.".
  • vmware-converter.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vCenter Converter Server' (vmware-converter-server) "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Server provides centralized management of Converter Standalone agents and tasks.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • p2vbcast.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'p2vbcast' which loads as C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\p2vbcast.exe.

How do I remove VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent?

You can uninstall VMware Fusion PC Migration 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 VMware Fusion PC Migration 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 VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 21.43%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows Server 2003 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise N 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.05%
  Japan 4.92%
  Canada 3.28%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  CY 1.64%
  France 1.64%
  Switzerland 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  BD 1.64%
  Germany 1.64%
  CV 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 28.21%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Toshiba 10.26%
Dell 10.26%
Lenovo 10.26%
Apple 5.13%
ASUS 2.56%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Acer 2.56%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 29.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.88%
Sony VGN-BX740P 2.44%
LENOVO 80MJ 2.44%
LENOVO 1141CTO 2.44%

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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