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Should I remove VMware VIX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,749
United States Rank #6,419
Reach 0.0645%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.87 days
202.55 days >
Average installed length: 106.42 days


1.17.0 0.71% 0.55% 12.82% 2.52% 17.15% 24.08% 1.02% 0.24% 0.24% 0.16% 20.14% 0.16% 0.08% 0.47% 0.08% 0.31% 0.31% 0.16% 0.87% 0.16% 2.12% 4.48% 0.16% 0.31% 0.08% 0.24% 0.08% 0.24% 0.08% 0.08% 0.16% 0.31% 0.16% 0.08% 8.03% 0.08% 0.16% 0.08% 0.08% 0.47%
1.00.0000 0.31%

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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 39 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% 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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 VIX.

Win 10 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.02%
Windows 7 35.43%
Windows XP 0.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.97%
Windows 10 Pro 18.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.56%
  Germany 6.62%
  France 4.76%
  Italy 4.43%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Canada 2.25%
  Spain 1.74%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Australia 1.16%
  DZ 1.03%
  India 0.96%
  Singapore 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.99%
Dell 20.10%
ASUS 16.86%
Acer 15.43%
Lenovo 5.84%
Toshiba 4.41%
Samsung 2.98%
Intel 2.85%
MSI 1.82%
Medion 0.91%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.94%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.12%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP HP Notebook 2.65%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.06%

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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