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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 36.36% 4.55% 22.73% 22.73% 4.55% 4.55% 4.55%

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VMware Software Manager - Download Service


VMware Software Manager - Download Service is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 16.05 MB (16,826,368 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of VMware Software Manager - Download Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Hong Kong and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vmware\software manager\download service
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{22712061-6DE7-44AD-93DC-0874B3D98D3E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Software Manager - Download Service

  • vsm_download_service.exe - VMware Software Manager - Download Service
  • 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/)
  • python34.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • download-service-support.exe - VSM Download Service Support
  • libexslt.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • libxslt.dll
  • pythoncom34.dll
  • pywintypes34.dll

How do I remove VMware Software Manager - Download Service?

You can uninstall VMware Software Manager - Download 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware Software Manager - Download Service, 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 Software Manager - Download Service.

Win 10 68%
Win 7 (SP1) 32%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.18%
Windows 7 31.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 45.45%
Windows 10 Enterprise 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows 10 Home 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.41%
  Hong Kong 2.94%
  France 2.94%
  Australia 2.94%
  Sweden 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  Italy 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 13.33%
ASUS 13.33%
Lenovo 13.33%
Acer 13.33%
Alienware 6.67%
Common models
Dell Latitude E7440 10.00%
MSI MS-7751 5.00%
LENOVO 20DF0030US 5.00%
LENOVO 10AS002VIX 5.00%
HP HP ENVY x360 m6 Conver... 5.00%
HP ZBook 15 G2 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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