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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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VersionDistribution 0.64% 4.46% 3.82% 18.47% 3.18% 3.18% 17.83% 3.82% 15.29% 8.28% 8.28% 6.37% 6.37%

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VMware Infrastructure Update

What is VMware Infrastructure Update?  (from VMware)

VMware Infrastructure is a collection of VMware products used to manage a VMware ESX/ESXi server environment. This is a utility that you can find in your VMware folder on the desktop or management workstation where the VI Client is installed. It is installed along with the VI Client. Infrastructure Update detects the h...  Read more


VMware Infrastructure Update is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 117 files and is usually about 57.44 MB (60,231,960 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 49% of users of VMware Infrastructure Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D93B70D2-4DA4-4F6F-9DC8-72D08F74A386}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 57.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Infrastructure Update

  • TransportInterfaces.25u1.dll - TransportInterfaces.25u1 (VMware VI Soap Support DLL) (TransportInterfaces.25u1)
  • TransportInterfaces.25u2.dll - TransportInterfaces.25u2 (VMware VI Soap Support DLL) (TransportInterfaces.25u2)
  • VimSoapService.25u2.dll
  • TransportInterfaces.25.dll - TransportInterfaces.25 (VMware VI Soap Support DLL) (TransportInterfaces.25)
  • quickMksAx.dll - VMware VirtualCenter Remote MKS Plug-in (VMware VirtualCenter Remote MKS Plug-in
  • VIClient.dll - VMware Infrastructure Client
  • VIPlugins.dll - VIPlugins Module
  • VirtualInfrastructure.25u2.dll - VirtualInfrastructure Module
  • VMware.CustomControls.25.dll - VMware Custom Controls Library
  • VMware.CustomControls.25u1.dll
  • VMware.CustomControls.25u2.dll
  • VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe - VMware Update Service Client
  • VMwareUpdateServiceClient.resources.dll
  • VpxClient.exe - VpxClient
  • vpxClientCommon.25u2.dll - vpxClientCommon Module
  • updateServiceInterface.dll - VMware Update Service (VMware Update Service Interface)
  • UpgradeAgentWrapper.resources.dll - Upgrade Agent Wrapper
  • Util.dll - Util
  • vmwareUpdateService.dll
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware VirtualCenter (VMware VirtualCenter Remote MKS)
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware GVMOMI Library)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • VimUiFramework.dll - ComponentFramework
  • ESXAgentManager.dll - vSphere Client (EsxAgentManager)
  • QueryService.dll - Query Service
  • QueryService.resources.dll
  • SearchControls.dll - Search Controls
  • SearchControls.resources.dll
  • SearchLibrary.dll - Search Library
  • SearchLibrary.resources.dll
  • VI.dll
  • VI.resources.dll
  • VI.Utils.dll - VirtualInfrastructure.Utils Module
  • VIClient.resources.dll
  • VimSearchUI.dll - Vim Search UI
  • VimSearchUI.resources.dll
  • VimVmomi.dll - VimVmomi Module
  • VimVmomi.resources.dll
  • VIPlugins2.dll - VI Plugins 2
  • VMware.CustomControls.dll
  • VMware.CustomControls.resources.dll
  • vpxClientCommon.dll
  • VpxClientCommon.resources.dll
  • vpxClientGraphics.dll - VpxClientGraphics Module
  • vServiceManager.dll - VServiceManager
  • ViuUtil.dll - ViuUtil
  • VimClient.dll - client
  • VimClient.resources.dll
  • VIUApp.exe - VIU (VI Update)
  • VIUApp.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VMware Update Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate\VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe -monitor.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • VIUApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0\VIUApp.exe'.
  • VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate\VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe'.

How do I remove VMware Infrastructure Update?

You can uninstall VMware Infrastructure Update 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 Infrastructure Update, 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 Infrastructure Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.43%
Windows XP 14.01%
Windows 10 13.38%
Windows Server 2003 1.91%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.01%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.37%
Windows 10 Pro 3.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.22%
  Germany 7.77%
  France 7.25%
  United Kingdom 4.66%
  Netherlands 3.63%
  Italy 3.63%
  Canada 2.59%
  Brazil 2.59%
  Austria 1.55%
  Belgium 1.55%
  Slovenia 1.55%
  Spain 1.04%
  Hong Kong 1.04%
  India 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.55%
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Intel 7.27%
Acer 3.64%
Sahara 2.73%
Samsung 1.82%
Toshiba 1.82%
Medion 0.91%
Lenovo 0.91%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.42%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.42%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.56%
Parallels Software Intern... 1.71%
Dell OptiPlex 380 1.71%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.71%

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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