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Should I remove Virtual Machine Additions?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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13.820.0.0 60.00%
13.803.0.0 30.00%
13.229 10.00%

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Virtual Machine Additions


Virtual Machine Additions is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 13.820.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 887.5 KB (908,800 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7. While about 56% of users of Virtual Machine Additions come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\virtual machine additions
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E799CA03-7E46-4AE7-A7B6-E904CCFD1529}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 887.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual Machine Additions

  • cdeject.exe - Virtual Machine Additions (Virtual Machine Additions ISO Ejection Program)
  • mrxvpcnp.dll - Virtual Machine Folder Sharing Network Provider
  • msvmmouf.sys - Virtual Machine Additions Mouse Integration Filter Driver
  • msvmscsi.sys - Virtual Machine SCSI Miniport Driver
  • virtualaudio.sys - Virtual Machine Additions Virtual Audio Driver
  • vmbackup.dll - Virtual Machine Additions VM Backup DLL
  • vmsrvc.exe - Virtual Machine Services
  • vmusrvc.exe - Virtual Machine User Services
  • vpcmap.exe - Virtual Machine Folder Sharing Service
  • vpc-s3.dll - Virtual Machine S3 Display Driver
  • vpc-s3.sys - Virtual Machine S3 Miniport Driver
  • vpcshexg.dll - Virtual Machine Guest Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • vmsrvc.exe runs as a service named 'Virtual Machine Additions Services Application' (1-vmsrvc) "Provides optimizations and integration support for virtual machine technologies".
  • vpcmap.exe runs as a service named 'Virtual Machine Additions Shared Folder Service' (VPCMap) "Provides support for shared folders inside of the virtual machine.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vmusrvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VMUserServices' which loads as C:\Program Files\Virtual Machine Additions\vmusrvc.exe.

How do I remove Virtual Machine Additions?

You can uninstall Virtual Machine Additions 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 Virtual Machine Additions, 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 Virtual Machine Additions.

Win XP 70%
Win 7 (SP1) 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 70.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 70.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Canada 12.50%
  Austria 6.25%
  Spain 6.25%
  Germany 6.25%
  Italy 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 57.14%
Acer 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
Common models
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 60.00%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 20.00%
ECS P4M900T-M2 10.00%
Parallels Software Intern... 10.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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