VMware Player VMware Player

A way to uninstall VMware Player from your computer

VMware Player is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. You can see more info on VMware Player at . VMware Player is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player folder, subject to the user's decision. You can remove VMware Player by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405}. Note that you might receive a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file occupies 3.06 MB (3213872 bytes) on disk and is titled vmplayer.exe.

VMware Player contains of the executables below. They take 21.48 MB (22524080 bytes) on disk.

  • drvInst64.exe (418.05 KB)
  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.55 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (390.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (24.55 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (318.55 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.06 MB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (35.05 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.55 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (186.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (150.55 KB)
  • vnetlib.exe (654.55 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (864.55 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (310.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (298.55 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (9.00 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • bootrun.exe (178.55 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.55 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.55 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.55 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (12.44 MB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Player. Click on the links below for other VMware Player versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling VMware Player we advise you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

The files below remain on your disk by VMware Player when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-L_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-S_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\52-C_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\52-S_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-S_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-S_LSI_SCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\deployPkg.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\farexec-service.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\fipsSigs.dat
  • 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\hcmon.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_enablingdisablingfoldersharing.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_exitbehaviorpreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_extendingexpiredace.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_hotkeys.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_player_intro.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_runningcopyprotacenewlocation.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_understandinghotfixreuest.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_understandingstatusindicators.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_using_ovf.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_usingACE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_usingapplianceview.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_usingconsoleview.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_usingunityview.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\caution_small.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\css\ace_player_help.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\blank.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\collapse.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\expanded.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\seebttm.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\seelflow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\seeright.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\scripts\expand.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_accessingsharedfolders.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_changefolderprop.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_changingyouracepassword.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_configurechangememoryallocation.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_controllingremovabledevices.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_downloadingfeaturevirtualappliance.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_downloadingvirtualappliance.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_enableview.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_enteringadminmodeforace.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_enteringandleaving.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_enteringclientlicenseace.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_fullscreenswitching.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_opening.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_openrecentlyused.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_printingfromapplications.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_quitting.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_requestinghotfixaces.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_resetpoweroff.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_revertingreimagesnapshot.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_setnewpassword.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_setvmwarepreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_switchusingvirtualsmartcardlinuxhost.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_takingsnapshots.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_uninstallingbundle.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\t_uninstallingrpmlinux.html

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|VMware|VMware Player|Resources|msvcm80.dll
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\vmplayer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ufad-ws60\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vstor2-ws60\ImagePath

How to uninstall VMware Player from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Player is a program released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to erase it. This can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE practice to erase 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

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

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Player, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Player:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Player.
Uninstall VMware Player

8. After uninstalling VMware Player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Player that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Player with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Player by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Player by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Player in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-03 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-03 18:11:56.903