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Should I remove VMware Horizon Workspace?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
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2.1.1-2239061 25.00%
2.0.0-1887286 25.00%
1.8.2-1917617 50.00%

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VMware Horizon Workspace


VMware Horizon Workspace is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is 1.8.2-1917617, 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. The primary executable is named horizonworkspace.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 12.99 MB (13,626,215 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 90% of users of VMware Horizon Workspace come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Horizon Workspace\
Uninstaller: msiexec /Lvoicewarmupx "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\HorizonWorkspaceUninstall.log" /i "C:\Program Files\VMware\Horizon Workspace\\SuiteUninstall.
Estimated size: 12.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Horizon Workspace

Program executable:horizonworkspace.exe
Name:VMware Horizon Workspace
Path:C:\Program Files\vmware\horizon workspace\horizonworkspace.exe
Additional files:
  • libcds.dll - VMware Component Download Service
  • vmnetkit.dll - VMware Network Utility Kit
  • 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)
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • horizon-api.dll
  • liblber.dll
  • libldap_r.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • protocolhandler.dll
  • support.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HorizonWorkspace.exe runs as a service named 'VMware Horizon Workspace Service' (VMwareHorizonWorkspace) "VMware Horizon Workspace helper service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HorizonWorkspace.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMware Workspace' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VMware\Horizon Workspace\HorizonWorkspace.exe".

How do I remove VMware Horizon Workspace?

You can uninstall VMware Horizon Workspace 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 Workspace, 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 Workspace.

Win 10 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 50.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Belgium 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO 4177CTO 25.00%
HP ZBook 15 G2 25.00%
HP ProBook 470 G2 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 7348 25.00%

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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