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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 22.22% 44.44% 11.11% 22.22%

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VMware Horizon Mirage Client


VMware Horizon Mirage Client is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 10.24 MB (10,734,592 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 92% of users of VMware Horizon Mirage Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/go/mirage/support
Help link: www.vmware.com/go/mirage
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wanova\mirage service
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{83E0D010-4881-44F8-A8CF-2EC971E6A54D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Horizon Mirage Client

  • wanova.agent.dll - VMware Horizon Mirage(tm) (Horizon Mirage Agent Module)
  • wanova.common.branding.dll - Mirage Desktop Resources
  • wanova.common.desktoputils.dll - Horizon Mirage Common Manifest Calculation Module
  • wanova.common.dll - Horizon Mirage Common Module
  • wanova.common.resources.dll - Horizon Mirage Common Resources Module
  • wanova.common.serializedobjects.dll - Horizon Mirage Common Serialized Objects Module
  • wanova.desktop.checkreference.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Check Reference Application
  • wanova.desktop.common.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Common Module
  • wanova.desktop.configurator.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Configuration Utility
  • wanova.desktop.control.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Control Utility
  • wanova.desktop.migrationprep.exe - Horizon Mirage Windows 7 Migration Prep Application
  • wanova.desktop.mshelputil.exe - Wanova.Desktop.MshelpUtil
  • wanova.desktop.mshelputil32.exe
  • wanova.desktop.notification.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Notification
  • wanova.desktop.service.core.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Service Core Module
  • wanova.desktop.service.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Service
  • wanova.desktop.shims.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Shims Module
  • wanova.desktop.tee.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Tee Module
  • wanova.net.dll - Horizon Mirage Networking Module
  • mirage.sys - Horizon Mirage Driver Module
  • pivot.exe - Horizon Mirage Desktop Pivot Utility
  • wanova.common.resources.resources.dll
  • wanova.desktop.credentialprovider.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Credential Provider Module
  • wanova.desktop.migrationprep.resources.dll
  • wanova.desktop.notification.resources.dll
  • wanova.desktop.protectedaccess.exe - Horizon Mirage Protected Access Utility
  • wanova.desktop.security.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Security Module
  • wanova.desktop.shellex.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Shell Extension Module
  • wanova.desktop.utility.dll - Horizon Mirage Desktop Utility Module
  • wanova.desktop.vss.2003.dll - Horizon Mirage Volume Shadow Copy Module
  • wanova.desktop.vss.xp.dll
  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • interop.mshelpservices.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSHelpServices'.
  • interop.activeds.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ActiveDs'.
  • interop.wuapilib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • wanova.common.serializedobjects.xmlserializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • wanova.desktop.shellex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Wanova Mirage Shell Extension' with a class of {6471fc45-6445-42a3-8468-41ca8b0f7523}.
  • wanova.desktop.service.exe runs as a service named 'Wanova Mirage Desktop Service' (Wanova Mirage Desktop Service) "The Wanova Mirage Client is installed on endpoints to enable access to Centralized Virtual Desktops for online and offline use".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wanova.desktop.notification.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Mirage Client' which loads as C:\Program Files\Wanova\Mirage Service\Wanova.Desktop.Notification.exe.

How do I remove VMware Horizon Mirage Client?

You can uninstall VMware Horizon Mirage 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 Mirage 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 Mirage Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win XP 11%
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 88.89%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 55.56%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.00%
  Israel 4.00%
  Hungary 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 77.78%
Dell 22.22%
Common models
LENOVO 20BUS2YL01 22.22%
LENOVO 4180W9C 11.11%
LENOVO 2349SA3 11.11%
Dell Precision T3600 11.11%
LENOVO 23471C4 11.11%
Dell Latitude D820 11.11%

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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