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Should I remove VMware Horizon Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,817
United States Rank #5,008
Reach 0.0523%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.70 days
256.70 days >
Average installed length: 134.88 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 0.29% 0.10% 1.55% 1.55% 0.29% 1.94% 3.49% 3.01% 4.85% 3.78% 3.20% 0.48% 20.56% 2.04% 4.17% 7.37% 8.44% 0.39% 13.00% 0.19% 19.20%

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VMware Horizon Client


VMware Horizon Client is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is vmware-horizon-client-4.5.0-5650915.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 59.09 MB (61,962,289 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of VMware Horizon Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{417E585F-77D0-4B0E-8C39-B1069491D56A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 59.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Horizon Client

Program executable:vmware-horizon-client-4.5.0-5650915.exe
Name:VMware Horizon Client
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{366a317d-e10b-4ffa-981e-90ad77f60e57}\vmware-horizon-client-4.5.0-5650915.exe
Additional files:
  • libcds.dll - VMware Component Download Service
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe - VMware CDS Update Launcher
  • crtbora.dll - VMware Horizon View (VMware Horizon View Client Connection Library)
  • flashmmrClient.dll - VMware View FlashMMR Client 32-bit
  • hznclientctrl-vchan-plugin.dll - VMware Horizon Client Control VChannel Plugin 32-bit
  • mksvchanclient.dll - VMware Horizon View MKS Virtual Channel Client Library 32-bit
  • MMDRCliLib.dll - VMware Real-Time Audio-Video Client Library
  • pcoip_mfw.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel to MessageFrameWork (32-bit)
  • pcoip_vchan.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel Extensions (32-bit)
  • rc_de_de_407.dll - VMware View Client German (DE) resources
  • rc_es_es_40a.dll - VMware View Client Spanish (ES) resources
  • rc_fr_fr_40c.dll - VMware View Client French (FR) resources
  • rc_ja_jp_411.dll - VMware View Client Japanese (JP) resources
  • rc_ko_kr_412.dll - VMware View Client Korean (KR) resources
  • rc_zh_cn_804.dll - VMware View Client Chinese (CN) resources
  • rc_zh_tw_404.dll - VMware View Client Chinese (TW) resources
  • tsdrClient.dll - VMware View Device Redirection 32-bit
  • tsmmrPlayer.dll - VMware View Media Foundation MMR 32-bit
  • udpProxyLib.dll - VMware Horizon Client UDP Proxy 32-bit
  • usbRedirectionClient.dll - VMware Horizon View USB Redirection Client 32-bit
  • vdp_rdpvcbridge.dll - VMware View RDP VC Bridge Library 32-bit
  • vdpService.dll - VMware View VDP Services Library 32-bit
  • ViewMMDevRedir.dll - VMware Real-Time Audio-Video
  • viewMPClient.dll - VMware Horizon View Flash URL Redirection Client Library 32-bit
  • vmwarebase.dll - VMware base library
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware Remote MKS
  • vmware-view.exe - VMware Horizon Client
  • vmwHorizonClientController.dll - VMware Horizon Client Controller Library
  • vmwHorizonClientController64.dll - VMware Horizon Client Controller Library (64-bit)
  • cit.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware View CIT Client 32-bit)
  • RtavCliLib.dll - VMware RTAV Client Library 32-bit
  • usblibs.dll - Usb Libraries
  • vmware-appstub.exe - VMware Horizon View Stub Application Launcher 32-bit
  • vmwarestring.dll - VMware string library
  • VMwareView-RdeClient.dll - VMware View RDE Client
  • scredir_vchanclient.dll - VMware View (VMware Horizon View Client PCoIP Smart Card Plugin (32-bit))
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe - VMware Horizon View client USB service (32-bit)
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community LGPL) - POSIX Threads for Windows LPGL (MS C x86)
  • libldap_r.dll - libldap_ Dynamic Link Library
  • liblber.dll - liblber Dynamic Link Library
  • pcoip_client_win32.dll (by Teradici) - Teradici PCoIP Software (PCoIP VMView Client Plugin)
  • 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/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • sigc-2.0.dll (by The libsigc++ development team (see AUTHORS)) - libsigc++ (The Typesafe Callback Framework for C++)
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2 (libxml2 library)
  • glibmm-2.4.dll (by The glibmm development team (see AUTHORS)) - glibmm (The official C++ wrapper for glib)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • gmodule-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • MMRClientSrcFilter.dll (by WMRV) - WMRV (WMRV Client Source Filter)
  • MMREventSrc.dll (by WMRV) - WMRV EventSource
  • MMRVCClientDLL.dll - WMRV Client Virtual Channel
  • gssapiLib.dll
  • libidn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vmware-view.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BCC892F7-1E44-4E97-95FA-2F67D7371140}' (runs on registration).
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe runs as a service named 'VMware View USB' (vmware-view-usbd) "Provides VMware View USB redirections services.".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • vmware-remotemks.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\vmware-remotemks.exe'.
  • vmware-view.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\vmware-view.exe'.

How do I remove VMware Horizon Client?

You can uninstall VMware Horizon Client 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 Horizon Client, 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 Horizon Client.

Win 10 68%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.34%
Windows 7 30.30%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Windows XP 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 29.31%
Windows 10 Pro 15.29%
Windows 8.1 12.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.59%
Windows 7 Professional 10.52%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.16%
  Netherlands 5.18%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  Germany 2.22%
  Canada 1.75%
  Italy 1.41%
  Australia 1.28%
  France 1.01%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Spain 0.87%
  India 0.74%
  Norway 0.61%
  Singapore 0.54%
  Sweden 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.83%
Hewlett-Packard 27.33%
ASUS 12.91%
Lenovo 10.36%
Acer 7.36%
Toshiba 5.86%
Samsung 2.55%
MSI 1.80%
Medion 1.35%
Intel 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.25%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.27%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.27%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.27%
Dell Latitude E7440 2.27%

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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