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Should I remove VMware Remote Console Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,381
United States Rank #16,184
Reach 0.0158%


VersionDistribution 1.60% 4.49% 3.85% 4.17% 1.60% 1.28% 0.64% 81.73% 0.64%

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VMware Remote Console Plug-in

What is VMware Remote Console Plug-in?  (from VMware)

You use VMware Remote Console to connect remotely to the virtual machine's mouse, keyboard, and screen. This allows you to use them as if you have the guest operating system installed on your local computer. You can install the VMware Remote Console plug-in for Internet Explorer and use the browser to interact with a v...  Read more


VMware Remote Console Plug-in is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is vmware-vmrc.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 17.18 MB (18,015,232 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 42% of users of VMware Remote Console Plug-in come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\vmware\vmware remote console plug-in
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D2F28E39-9813-41D3-8EC9-BAADA38C426D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Remote Console Plug-in

Program executable:vmware-vmrc.exe
Name:VMware Remote Console
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\vmware\vmware remote console plug-in\vmware-vmrc.exe
Additional files:
  • vmwareremoteconsoleweb.dll - VMware Remote Console Plug-in
  • vixdiskmountapi.dll - VMware Converter Hosted (vixDiskMountApi dynamic link library)
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware Workstation (VMOMI dynamic link library)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vmappsdk.dll - vmappsdk Module
  • vmapputil.dll - VMware application utility library
  • vmclientcore.dll - VMware Player Core Library
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • vmdbcom.dll - vmdbCOM Module
  • vmnetmgr.dll - Virtual Network Editor Application
  • vmplayer-service.exe - VMware Player Daemon
  • vmwarebase.dll - VMware base library
  • vmwarecui.dll - VMware cui library
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware Workstation Remote MKS
  • vmwarestring.dll - VMware string library
  • vmwarewui.dll
  • vnetlib.dll - VMware network install library
  • pixops.dll - pixops
  • libeay32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Crypto Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - OpenSSL SSL/TLS Library
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • gmodule-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • glibmm-2.4.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • liblber.dll
  • libldap.dll
  • libldap_r.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • sigc-2.0.dll
  • xmlparse.dll
  • xmlrpc.dll
  • xmltok.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vmware-vmrc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ADF3053B-4EA6-4508-BB71-FCDAE3DA808A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove VMware Remote Console Plug-in?

You can uninstall VMware Remote Console Plug-in 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 Remote Console Plug-in, 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 Remote Console Plug-in.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.08%
Windows 10 11.50%
Windows XP 8.95%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Windows Server 2003 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.97%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.12%
  France 8.70%
  Germany 7.07%
  Italy 5.16%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Canada 2.99%
  Japan 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  Taiwan 2.45%
  Spain 2.45%
  Switzerland 1.90%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Brazil 1.36%
  Sweden 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 26.57%
Intel 3.86%
Acer 3.86%
ASUS 3.38%
Lenovo 3.38%
Toshiba 2.42%
Sahara 1.93%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Apple 0.97%
Sony 0.48%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.35%
Dell OptiPlex 760 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
Dell OptiPlex 980 2.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.17%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.17%

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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