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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%

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VMware Workstation Lite


VMware Workstation Lite is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named vmware.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of VMware Workstation Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by VMware Workstation Lite

Program executable:vmware.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\vmware\vmware workstation\vmware.exe
Additional files:
  • deployPkg.dll - VMware Virtual Image Editing Framework (VMware Deployment Package Library)
  • farexec-service.exe - VMware Converter Hosted (VMware Farexec Service)
  • p2vJobManager.dll - VMware P2V Job Manager Library
  • p2vSupport.dll - VMware P2V Support Library
  • p2vXML.dll - VMware P2V XML Library
  • tibdll.dll - VMware Wrapper DLL for Acronis True Image
  • ace_upgrade.exe - VMware Workstation (VMware ACE Upgrade Utility)
  • adjperm.dll - adjperm DLL
  • elevated.dll - VMware elevated COM library
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware GVMOMI Library
  • hqtray.exe - VMware Host Network Access Status Tray Application
  • iCustBundleGen.dll - Image Customization library
  • ntwrap.dll - ntwrap DLL for Windows 2000 (and later)
  • p2vHlpr.dll - VMware P2V Helper DLL
  • p2vWizard.dll - VMware Import Wizard DLL
  • pkgGen.dll - Package Generation DLL
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • types.dll - VMware Converter (VMware Hostd VModl Types Library)
  • ufa-agent.dll - VMware UFA Agent Library
  • ufa-client.dll - VMware UFA Client Library
  • ufa-common.dll - Ufa Utilities Support DLL
  • ufa-slave.dll - VMware UFA Slave Library
  • ufa-sysMigration.dll - VMware UFA System Migration Library
  • ufa-sysReconfig.dll - VMware UFA System Reconfiguration Library
  • pixops.dll - pixops
  • TPClnt.dll (by ThinPrint AG) - .print Client Windows
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libeaynf32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - OpenSSL Crypto Library
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ssleaynf32.dll (by Eric Young, The OpenSSL Project, VMware) - OpenSSL SSL/TLS Library
  • sbimageapi.dll (by StorageCraft Technology) - ShadowProtect (TM) (ShadowProtect Image API)
  • libcurl.dll (by Daniel Stenberg and VMware) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • singleJobRunner.dll - SingleJobRunner (Single P2V Job Status Display Window)
  • sigc-2.0.dll (by The libsigc++ development team (see AUTHORS)) - libsigc++ (The Typesafe Callback Framework for C++)
  • libxml2.dll
  • mspack.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hqtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMware hqtray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe".

How do I remove VMware Workstation Lite?

You can uninstall VMware Workstation Lite 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 Workstation Lite, 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 Workstation Lite.

Win XP 33%
Win 10 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Netherlands 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 200843G 33.33%
HP ProBook 4540s 33.33%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 33.33%

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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