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Should I remove VMware OVF Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,507
United States Rank #29,145
Reach 0.0062%


4.2.0 0.82%
4.1.0 7.38%
4.0.0 7.38%
3.5.2 5.74%
3.5.0 38.52%
3.0.1 29.51%
2.0.1 8.20% 2.46%

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VMware OVF Tool

What is VMware OVF Tool?  (from VMware)

The Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) is a virtual machine distribution format that supports sharing virtual machines between products and organizations. The format facilitates the use of virtual appliances, which are preconfigured virtual machines that package applications with the operating system they require. Becau...  Read more


VMware OVF Tool is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is 3.5.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 32.67 MB (34,257,180 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of VMware OVF Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/1013
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Programfiler\VMware\VMware OVF Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EADB3A74-2741-4F74-BDF2-1197BB6B6CA4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware OVF Tool

  • types.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware VI API Types Library)
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • vmomi.dll - Communications Subsystem
  • xerces-c_2_8.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.8.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.8.0)
  • 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/)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libcurl.dll
  • liblber.dll
  • libldap_r.dll
  • ovftool.exe

How do I remove VMware OVF Tool?

You can uninstall VMware OVF Tool 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 OVF Tool, 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 OVF Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.66%
Windows 10 31.15%
Windows XP 5.74%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.17%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.56%
  France 10.29%
  Germany 5.15%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Australia 3.68%
  India 2.94%
  Brazil 2.21%
  Norway 2.21%
  Spain 2.21%
  Canada 2.21%
  Italy 2.21%
  TN 1.47%
  Mexico 1.47%
  New Zealand 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 27.16%
Lenovo 7.41%
ASUS 6.17%
Sony 6.17%
Intel 4.94%
MSI 3.70%
Toshiba 2.47%
Acer 2.47%
American Megatrends 2.47%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.88%
Dell Latitude E6410 1.94%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 990 1.94%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.94%
HP Pavilion TS Sleekbook ... 1.94%

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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