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Should I remove VMware Mirage Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,286
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 44.45 days
155.35 days >
Average installed length: 81.62 days


VersionDistribution 9.09% 9.09% 4.55% 13.64% 9.09% 9.09% 40.91% 4.55%

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VMware Mirage Client


VMware Mirage Client 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 54 files and is usually about 9.5 MB (9,957,376 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 78% of users of VMware Mirage Client come from the United States, it is also popular in CY and Brazil.

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{D549383B-F81B-4192-8297-4675474420EC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Mirage Client

  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • interop.mshelpservices.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSHelpServices'.
  • microsoft.search.interop.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SearchAPILib'.
  • interop.activeds.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ActiveDs'.
  • interop.wuapilib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • wanova.agent.dll - VMware Mirage(tm) (VMware Mirage Agent Module)
  • wanova.common.branding.dll - Mirage Desktop Resources
  • wanova.common.desktoputils.dll - VMware Mirage Common Manifest Calculation Module
  • wanova.common.dll - VMware Mirage Common Module
  • wanova.common.resources.dll - VMware Mirage Common Resources Module
  • wanova.common.serializedobjects.dll - VMware Mirage Common Serialized Objects Module
  • wanova.desktop.common.dll - VMware Mirage Desktop Common Module
  • wanova.desktop.configurator.exe - VMware Mirage Desktop Configuration Utility
  • wanova.desktop.control.exe - VMware Mirage Desktop Control Utility
  • wanova.desktop.driverstoreutil32.exe - Wanova.Desktop.DriverStoreUtil
  • wanova.desktop.mshelputil.exe - Wanova.Desktop.MshelpUtil
  • wanova.desktop.mshelputil32.exe
  • wanova.desktop.notification.exe - VMware Mirage Desktop Notification
  • wanova.desktop.service.core.dll - VMware Mirage Desktop Service Core Module
  • wanova.desktop.service.exe - VMware Mirage Desktop Service
  • wanova.desktop.shims.dll - VMware Mirage Desktop Shims Module
  • wanova.desktop.tee.dll - VMware Mirage Desktop Tee Module
  • wanova.net.dll - VMware Mirage Networking Module
  • 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

  • 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 Mirage Client?

You can uninstall VMware 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 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 Mirage Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? 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 72.73%
Windows 10 22.73%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.13%
  CY 3.13%
  Brazil 3.13%
  Belgium 3.13%
  France 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Italy 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Lenovo 22.22%
Intel 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Toshiba 5.56%
Common models
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 20.00%
LENOVO 20BUS2YL01 10.00%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 10.00%
Dell OptiPlex 380 10.00%
Dell OptiPlex 960 5.00%
Dell Latitude D820 5.00%

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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