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Should I remove VMware vSphere Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,999
United States Rank #4,629
Reach 0.1584%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.87 days
516.72 days >
Average installed length: 271.50 days


VersionDistribution 0.09% 0.59% 1.04% 5.49% 1.85% 7.25% 24.13% 10.31% 6.62% 42.59% 0.05%

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VMware vSphere Client 5.1

What is VMware vSphere Client?  (from VMware)

VMware offers third-party developers and partners the ability to extend the vSphere Client with custom menu selections and toolbar icons that provide access to custom capabilities.


VMware vSphere Client 5.1 is a program developed by VMware. The most used version 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 main program executable is VpxClient.exe. The software installer includes 102 files and is usually about 602.9 KB (617,367 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 38% 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
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{09DC364B-A77A-49A0-972B-E43F0DACC5E3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 602.9 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vSphere Client 5.1

Program executable:VpxClient.exe
Name:vSphere Client
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe
Additional files:
  • sms51.dll - vCenter Storage Monitoring
  • sms51.resources.dll
  • UpgradeAgentWrapper.resources.dll - VMware Update Service (Upgrade Agent Wrapper)
  • 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
  • vpxclient.exe - VpxClient
  • vpxclient.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?

Quickly and completely remove VMware vSphere Client 5.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware vSphere Client 5.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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) 64%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.77%
Windows 8 30.54%
Windows XP 2.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.02%
Windows 8 Pro 4.56%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.58%
  France 8.51%
  Germany 5.33%
  United Kingdom 4.07%
  Italy 3.18%
  Canada 2.77%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Australia 2.24%
  Brazil 2.12%
  Belgium 1.91%
  India 1.83%
  Israel 1.71%
  Switzerland 1.67%
  Taiwan 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.08%
Hewlett-Packard 28.11%
ASUS 5.96%
Intel 5.52%
Lenovo 4.05%
Acer 4.05%
Samsung 1.77%
Apple 0.81%
Alienware 0.66%
MSI 0.59%
Toshiba 0.44%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.95%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.36%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.46%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.33%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.33%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.20%

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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