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10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,066
United States Rank #4,883
Reach 0.1325%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.55 days
311.14 days >
Average installed length: 163.48 days


VersionDistribution 0.08% 0.31% 3.52% 0.11% 3.94% 0.04% 5.74% 2.99% 2.45% 8.04% 0.34% 2.64% 20.60% 0.08% 11.45% 27.99% 0.04% 0.04% 5.67% 3.18% 0.77%

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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

What is VMware vCenter Converter Standalone?

VMware vCenter is part of the VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI), a suite of computer hardware virtualization products from VMware, Inc. VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of virtualized hosts and virtual machines from a single console.

About  (from VMware)

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone provides an easy-to-use solution to automate the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines (running Windows and Linux), other virtual machine formats, and third-party image formats. Through an intuitive wizard-driven interface and a centralized management con...  Read more


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 converter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 1.42 MB (1,485,564 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EDF0C1D5-D980-48F9-BA19-0ECEDEF8C5D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vCenter Converter Standalone

Program executable:converter.exe
Name:VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
Converter Standalone Application
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\converter.exe
Additional files:
  • VMware-Converter-Agent.exe - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent (Contact: Your local administrator)
  • deploypkg.dll - VMware Virtual Image Editing Framework (VMware Deployment Package Library)
  • converter-agent.dll - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (Converter Standalone Agent Library)
  • converter-agent-linux.dll - VMware Converter Agent Library
  • converter-cli.exe - VMware Converter CLI
  • converter-logic.dll - Converter Standalone Logic Library
  • converterLogicTypes.dll - VMware Converter Client Logic Types
  • ConverterPages.dll - Converter Standalone Wizard Pages
  • converter-server.dll - Converter Standalone Server Library
  • converterTypes.dll - VMware Converter Types
  • ConverterWizard.dll - Converter Standalone Wizard Library
  • converter-worker.dll - Converter Standalone Worker Library
  • farexec-service.exe - VMware Farexec Service
  • hypervWMI.dll - Converter Standalone Hyper-V WMI Library
  • mntapi.dll - mntapi dynamic link library
  • mntapi2.dll - mntapi2 dynamic link library
  • sysimgbaseRemote.dll - VMware Converter Sysimgbase Remote Proxy
  • ufa-agent.dll - VMware UFA Agent Library
  • ufa-common.dll - VMware UFA Utilities Support DLL
  • ufa-vmImporter.dll - VMware UFA Virtual Machine Importer Library
  • ufa-vmsvc.dll - VMware UFA VMSVC Library
  • vcb2p2vXml.exe - VMware Wrapper for VCB to P2V XML
  • vmware-converter.exe - VMware Converter Service
  • vmware-converter-a.exe
  • vssSnap2003.dll - VSS wrapper library for Windows 2003
  • vssSnapVista64.dll
  • vssSnapVista64.exe - VSS 64-bit surrogate process for Windows 64-bit Vista and above
  • vssSnapXP.dll - VSS wrapper library for Windows XP
  • types.dll - VMware VirtualCenter (Communications Subsystem)
  • vmacore.dll - Application Framework
  • vmomi.dll
  • remoteDeviceConnect.exe - VMware Workstation (VMware Remote Device Connect)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • vim-types.dll - VMware VI API Types Library
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • p2vSupport.dll - VMware Converter (VMware P2V Support Library)
  • V2iDiskLib.dll (by Symantec) - V2iDiskLib for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 and Norton Ghost 14 (Symantec/VMware interop module.)
  • acronis_api_vs.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis API for VMware
  • 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/)
  • sbimageapi.dll (by StorageCraft Technology) - ShadowProtect (TM) (ShadowProtect Image API)
  • unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP, VMware) - Unzip Package
  • plink.exe (by Original author: Simon Tatham Modified by VMware) - PuTTY suite (Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client)
  • pscp.exe (by Original author: Simon Tatham Modified by VMware) - Command-line SCP/SFTP client
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2 (libxml2 library)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • mspack.dll
  • msvcm90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vmware-converter.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker' (vmware-converter-worker) "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Worker helps VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Server to create virtual machines and to orchestrate conversion tasks.".
  • vmware-converter-a.exe runs as a service named 'VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent' (vmware-converter-agent) "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent provides virtual machine conversion and reconfiguration services.".

How do I remove VMware vCenter Converter Standalone?

You can uninstall VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 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 vCenter Converter Standalone, 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 vCenter Converter Standalone.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.05%
Windows 10 30.25%
Windows XP 3.75%
Windows Vista 1.30%
Windows Server 2003 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.84%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.88%
Windows 10 Pro 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.52%
  Germany 8.95%
  France 6.79%
  Italy 4.69%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Canada 2.87%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Spain 2.09%
  Australia 2.03%
  Switzerland 1.38%
  India 1.35%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Japan 1.28%
  Brazil 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.57%
Hewlett-Packard 24.80%
Acer 9.35%
ASUS 8.47%
Intel 5.49%
Lenovo 4.20%
Toshiba 1.83%
Alienware 0.81%
MSI 0.81%
Samsung 0.61%
Sahara 0.61%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 8.70%
ASUS All Series 4.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.17%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.02%

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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