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Should I remove VMware Plug-in Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.5.0.151 40.00%
6.5.0.134 40.00%
6.5.0.116 20.00%

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VMware Plug-in Service

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Overview

VMware Plug-in Service is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is 6.5.0.151, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 9.17 MB (9,617,408 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 93% of users of VMware Plug-in Service come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vmware\plug-in service
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AC4180BC-E6AB-44C3-A50A-F3014E2DB334}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Plug-in Service

  • vmware-cip-msg-proxy.exe - VMware Plug-in Service
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • nspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library (debug))
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssdbm3.dll - Legacy Database Driver
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library (debug)
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library (debug)
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • 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/)
  • certutil.exe
  • openssl.exe
  • vmware-cip-init.exe
  • vmware-cip-launcher.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • vmware-cip-msg-proxy.exe runs as a service named 'VMware Cip Message Proxy Service' (CipMsgProxyService).

How do I remove VMware Plug-in Service?

Quickly and completely remove VMware Plug-in Service from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VMware Plug-in Service 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware Plug-in Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Plug-in Service.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 80.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows Server 2016 Stand... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  France 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 80.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Common models
LENOVO 30BH002HUS 20.00%
Dell XPS 8900 20.00%
Dell Precision T3600 20.00%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 20.00%
Dell Latitude E7470 20.00%

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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