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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,452
United States Rank #4,299
Reach 0.0692%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.60 days
932.15 days >
Average installed length: 489.77 days


VersionDistribution 0.22% 28.37% 5.35% 3.81% 7.11% 0.15% 10.26% 14.22% 21.33% 4.25% 1.61% 0.37% 1.54% 0.73% 0.07% 0.15% 0.15% 0.07% 0.07% 0.15%

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VMware View Client

What is VMware View Client?  (from VMware)

VMware Horizon View Clients for Windows allow you to connect to your VMware Horizon View virtual desktop from your device of choice giving you on-the-go access from any location.


VMware View Client is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named wswc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 33.32 MB (34,937,901 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 71% of users of VMware View Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware View\Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{78742412-BA9E-4E8B-A19D-2846EC794A37}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware View Client

Program executable:wswc.exe
Name:VMware View
VMware View Client
Path:C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware view\client\bin\wswc.exe
Additional files:
  • mksvchanclient.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware MKS Virtual Channel Client Library)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware Workstation Remote MKS
  • vmware-remotemks-container.exe - VMware Remote MKS Container
  • MessageFrameWork.dll - VMware View (VMware View Message FrameWork)
  • pcoip_mfw.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel to MessageFrameWork (32-bit)
  • pcoip_vchan.dll - PCoIP Virtual Channel Extensions (32-bit)
  • scredir_vchanclient.dll - VMware View Client PCoIP Smart Card Plugin
  • vdp_rdpvcbridge.dll - PCoIP to RDP Virtual Channel Bridge (32-bit)
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe - VMware View client USB service (32-bit)
  • ws_diag.exe - VMware View Framework Diagnostic Probe
  • ws_klog.dll - VMware View Kernel Log Plugin
  • ws_winauth.dll - VMware View Framework Windows Authentication Support
  • wsnm.exe - VMware View Framework Node Manager
  • wsnm_usbctrl.exe - VMware View Framework USB Controller
  • wssm_uimanager.dll - VMware View Framework UI Host
  • wswc_command.dll - VMware View Connection Server Command Handler
  • wswc_common.dll - VMware View Client Common Utilities
  • wswc_de_de_407.dll - VMware View Client German (DE) resources
  • wswc_en_us_409.dll - VMware View Client English (US) resources
  • wswc_fr_fr_40c.dll - VMware View Client French Translated resources
  • wswc_http.dll - VMware View Client HTTP Handler
  • wswc_ja_jp_411.dll - VMware View Client Japanese (JP) resources
  • wswc_ko_kr_412.dll - VMware View Client Korean (KR) resources
  • wswc_pcoip.dll - VMware View Client PCoIP Interaction Handler
  • wswc_rdp.dll - VMware View RDP Handler
  • wswc_rgs.dll - VMware View RGS Handler
  • wswc_rsa.dll - VMware View RSA Handler
  • wswc_tunnel.dll - VMware View Secure Tunnel Client
  • wswc_ui.dll - VMware View Client UI handler
  • wswc_usb.dll - VMware View Virtual USB Device Service
  • wswc_zh_cn_804.dll - VMware View Client Chinese Translated resources

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • wsnm.exe runs as a service named 'VMware View Client' (wsnm) "Provides View Client services.".
  • vmware-view-usbd.exe runs as a service named 'VMware View USB' (vmware-view-usbd) "Provides VMware View USB redirections services.".
  • wsnm_usbctrl.exe runs as a service named 'VMware View USB Control' (wsnm_usbctrl) "Provides VMware View USB Control services.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000060455%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000243%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000361%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:156,824
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0000097371%
Kernel CPU:0.00000612%
User CPU:0.00000361%
CPU cycles/sec:18,828
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove VMware View Client?

You can uninstall VMware View Client 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 View Client, 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 View Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.13%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 5.21%
Windows XP 3.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.53%
Windows 7 Professional 20.43%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.82%
Windows 8.1 7.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.61%
  Netherlands 5.18%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  Canada 2.70%
  Germany 1.96%
  Australia 1.64%
  France 1.48%
  Italy 1.43%
  India 1.11%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Israel 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.69%
  Taiwan 0.58%
  DK 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.62%
Hewlett-Packard 29.80%
Acer 8.47%
ASUS 6.86%
Toshiba 6.43%
Lenovo 4.39%
Samsung 3.32%
Intel 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.14%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.43%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.19%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.95%

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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