VMware Player VMware Player



A guide to uninstall VMware Player from your PC

VMware Player is a computer program. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It is developed by VMware, Inc. You can read more on VMware, Inc or check for application updates here. VMware Player is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player directory, regulated by the user's option. VMware Player's entire uninstall command line is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Player\Uninstaller\\uninstall.exe. The application's main executable file has a size of 2.61 MB (2732112 bytes) on disk and is titled vmplayer.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Player. They take 61.85 MB (64856384 bytes) on disk.



  • mkisofs.exe (422.17 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (384.08 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (427.08 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (350.08 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (84.08 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (4.90 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.62 MB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (185.58 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (21.52 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.14 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (735.58 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (343.58 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.08 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (291.08 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.50 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (69.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (594.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.08 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 6.0.1 of VMware Player. For other VMware Player versions please click below:

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VMware Player has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Player:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Player:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\amqp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\drvInst64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\elevated.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\EULA.jp.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\EULA.zh_CN.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\gvmomi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\crawler-index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-03C01EDE-FC56-4721-AD1C-47AF401DF210.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-073AC88A-BDCD-45ED-B814-ABC2EEB19580.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-08BB8EBB-56A5-47C0-8467-31FA0BFAAD6A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-0C23FCBF-F0CC-447B-A08E-35B90C52091E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-0E8D0627-45E3-4845-A635-CC19C4DD230F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-0E980DDB-5050-4109-A9BC-596572ED722D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-0F9C34F0-9869-44A8-BD63-CD96B72E1B81.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-1109A03F-3BD3-4292-AEF6-D943445519B5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-111F7A5A-A46D-4ECF-9B22-CD8D756F9FFF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-13804128-3436-422C-80EC-A1697EF75C17.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-15BBACE2-44DA-41A3-8355-D2BA8CA4549D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-16FBB720-2D65-40C9-989C-6809629BAABB.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-2259F241-B5A6-4856-8657-139A88E57B95.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-24DD2187-AA37-4D14-A5F8-32D31648E0C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-3140DF1F-A105-4EED-B9E8-D99B3D3F0447.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-5B49A956-A202-48D2-8832-7F0B24F4DFED.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-5FC42BAD-0AAC-4EAF-8AD9-A41408ECF9BC.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-614D3F69-C022-45EF-BE55-6C822C5FA7B3.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-634F363E-CF25-4F3A-B021-2EF4BC989D07.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-6B97792A-41D7-4787-9341-651BA5000425.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-6DD39513-FA28-4F2E-B50C-0DB6D8E6FE65.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-6F261E98-8F81-490D-A904-DE675EE2E130.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-6F7BE33A-3B8A-4C57-9C35-656CE05BE22D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-7DAD8EC0-0403-4152-86ED-99700F6C02B8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-81932397-8211-499E-925E-98FC73428636.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-852EBDB6-EA76-4D1C-9F49-FD3A315E3B17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-896E61F5-0865-4D3B-975E-DE476AFC7168.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-8B1431E2-5E72-4B85-80BA-43B8875AB090.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-8C477788-7700-4030-8C4A-039C02AABB74.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A5F10755-6501-4AB4-9C71-F6482073B10A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A6792F54-2734-4AF4-9473-C8B9AD8321AF.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A7C425AD-13EF-4CEA-8023-5B3DC0C25E68.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A8F1A7C7-3CD0-4C19-B7F5-9CDD642AEC04.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-A93BA99A-E182-478F-A5EF-470F31BAA1EE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-AB5C80FE-9B8A-4899-8186-3DB8201B1758.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-B0A2A7C1-6405-4F05-BA57-E09F22D87FBE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-B0F79988-D4DE-4BED-A7B5-57405BDABB41.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-B29FC544-B15F-4E94-882A-B383C88B5A85.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.1.107.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-BBB8290A-F7BA-4BAA-B97F-343FF062C88C.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-BD914064-D20D-4032-9373-88F4DA7AE7C6.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-C46FF1E8-D30E-46A3-ACF7-98F0CCAD52F7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-C6066CB0-33EA-4652-9AB3-0324080DCBEE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-C70F2B15-66F1-4EC9-BAA5-CE5FBD885AF8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-C78B6B4E-A3F0-42B2-80E8-11EBE8086DE8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-C82DCB68-2EFA-460A-A765-37225883337D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player\GUID-CC791418-B30C-487D-8F57-E7E855B61549.html

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Player
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\727E254E8B683324C83C14DF18A7AFFF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VMware_Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\727E254E8B683324C83C14DF18A7AFFF\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath




How to uninstall VMware Player from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Player is a program released by VMware, Inc. Frequently, computer users choose to uninstall this program. This can be hard because uninstalling this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE action to uninstall VMware Player is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to clean your PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Player or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Player". The VMware Player program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Player in the list of programs, some information regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Player, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Player.
Uninstall VMware Player


8. After removing VMware Player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Player which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Player by VMware, Inc from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Player by VMware, Inc is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Player in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 09:49:20.213