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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,559
United States Rank #5,875
Reach 0.0868%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 85.19 days
694.94 days >
Average installed length: 365.14 days


VersionDistribution 0.06% 0.18% 0.64% 4.27% 0.06% 9.41% 2.86% 2.86% 29.87% 46.52% 3.16% 0.12%

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VMware vSphere Client 5.0

What is VMware vSphere Client?

VMware vSphere is VMware's cloud computing virtualization operating system.

About  (from VMware)

Run business critical applications with confidence and respond faster to your business needs with VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters, while also underpinning compatible public cloud of...  Read more


VMware vSphere Client 5.0 is a software program developed by VMware. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named VpxClient.exe. The setup package generally installs about 98 files and is usually about 623.05 KB (638,007 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 42% of users of VMware vSphere Client come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/overview.html
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{04805AB6-F757-496A-8D56-37A0FC5FF6F3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 623.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vSphere Client 5.0

Program executable:VpxClient.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe
Additional files:
  • sms50.dll - vCenter Storage Monitoring
  • sms50.resources.dll
  • UpgradeAgentWrapper.resources.dll - VMware Update Service (Upgrade Agent Wrapper)
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware Workstation (VMware GVMOMI Library)
  • vimuiframework.dll - ComponentFramework
  • ESXAgentManager.dll - vSphere Client (EsxAgentManager)
  • QueryService.dll - Query Service
  • queryservice.resources.dll
  • searchcontrols.dll - Search Controls
  • searchcontrols.resources.dll
  • searchlibrary.dll - Search Library
  • searchlibrary.resources.dll
  • vi.dll - VirtualInfrastructure Module
  • vi.resources.dll
  • vi.utils.dll - VirtualInfrastructure.Utils Module
  • viclient.dll
  • viclient.resources.dll
  • vimsearchui.dll - Vim Search UI
  • vimsearchui.resources.dll
  • vimvmomi.dll - VimVmomi Module
  • vimvmomi.resources.dll
  • viplugins.dll - VIPlugins Module
  • viplugins2.dll - VI Plugins 2
  • vmware.customcontrols.dll - VMware Custom Controls Library
  • vmware.customcontrols.resources.dll
  • vpxclientcommon.dll - vpxClientCommon Module
  • vpxclientcommon.resources.dll
  • vpxclientgraphics.dll - VpxClientGraphics Module
  • vservicemanager.dll - VServiceManager
  • ViuUtil.dll - ViuUtil
  • vimclient.dll - client
  • vimclient.resources.dll
  • VIUApp.exe - VIU (VI Update)
  • VIUApp.resources.dll
  • vpxclientgraphics.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VIUApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0\VIUApp.exe'.

How do I remove VMware vSphere Client?

You can uninstall VMware vSphere 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 vSphere Client 5.0, 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 vSphere Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.36%
Windows 10 19.26%
Windows XP 3.68%
Windows Vista 0.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.06%
Windows 10 Pro 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.22%
  France 7.30%
  Germany 5.15%
  Italy 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Canada 2.10%
  Australia 2.05%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Taiwan 1.85%
  Israel 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Spain 1.65%
  Belgium 1.60%
  India 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.68%
Hewlett-Packard 30.50%
Intel 4.94%
ASUS 4.94%
Lenovo 4.66%
Acer 3.92%
Samsung 0.75%
Sony 0.56%
Sahara 0.56%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.93%
Dell OptiPlex 790 3.13%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.30%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.30%

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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