82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove VMware VIX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #11,395
United States Rank #11,070
Reach 0.0342%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.30 days
126.99 days >
Average installed length: 66.73 days


VersionDistribution 19.62% 0.21% 0.63% 0.63% 0.42% 29.23% 0.21% 0.21% 1.04% 0.21% 0.84% 0.63% 0.21% 1.46% 0.42% 5.64% 10.02% 0.42% 0.84% 0.21% 0.63% 0.21% 0.42% 0.21% 0.21% 0.42% 0.63% 0.42% 0.21% 20.67% 0.21% 0.42% 0.21% 0.21% 1.04%
1.00.0000 0.84%

Typically installed together

Other programs by VMware

VMware VIX

What is VMware VIX?  (from VMware)

The VIX API helps you write scripts to automate virtual machine operations and run programs that manipulate files within guest operating systems. VIX programs run on many different systems and support management of vSphere, Workstation, Player, and Fusion. Bindings are provided for C, Perl, and COM (Visual Basic, VBscr...  Read more


VMware VIX is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is vmrun.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 96.89 MB (101,597,902 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 40% of users of VMware VIX come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VIX\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F99FC179-EA67-4BBC-8955-BDDA0CB94B88}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 96.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware VIX

Program executable:vmrun.exe
Name:VMware Workstation
Virtual machine automation tool
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VIX\vmrun.exe
Additional files:
  • Vix64AllProductsDyn.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware application library)
  • VixAllProductsDyn.dll
  • VixCOM.dll - VMware VIX COM library
  • VixCOM64.dll
  • vix.dll - VMware Server

How do I remove VMware VIX?

Quickly and completely remove VMware VIX 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 VIX 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 VIX, 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 VIX.

Win 8 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.73%
Windows 7 47.60%
Windows XP 1.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.42%
Windows Vista 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.21%
Windows 10 Home 12.94%
Windows 10 Pro 12.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.47%
  Germany 6.29%
  France 5.40%
  United Kingdom 4.86%
  Italy 3.06%
  Canada 3.06%
  Netherlands 2.52%
  Brazil 1.80%
  Australia 1.80%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Turkey 1.26%
  Switzerland 1.26%
  Czech Republic 1.26%
  Spain 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.17%
Hewlett-Packard 21.33%
ASUS 11.19%
Acer 10.84%
Lenovo 6.29%
Intel 5.94%
Toshiba 3.50%
MSI 2.10%
Samsung 1.40%
Alienware 0.70%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 7.02%
ASUS All Series 5.85%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.34%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.34%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.34%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.34%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.