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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc. Open here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc. VMware Workstation is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation folder, depending on the user's option. The complete uninstall command line for VMware Workstation is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\\uninstall.exe. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 2.04 MB (2136656 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation is composed of the following executables which take 219.48 MB (230138752 bytes) on disk:



  • emmett.exe (615.08 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.17 KB)
  • openssl.exe (343.58 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (408.58 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (426.08 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (4.74 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (349.08 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.57 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (480.58 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (591.58 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (59.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (85.08 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (12.63 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.97 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (2.74 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (102.08 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (184.08 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.20 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (18.66 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (17.09 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (14.64 MB)
  • vmware-vprobe.exe (512.08 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.04 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (739.58 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (343.58 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.58 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (291.08 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.32 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (126.69 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (69.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (586.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.08 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 9.0.2 of VMware Workstation. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below:

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If planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\amqp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\diskLibWrapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\dispatcher.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\drvInst64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\elevated.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\emmett.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\provisioningPolicy.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw3.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw4.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw6.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw7.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw8.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw9.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw3.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw4.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw6.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw7.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw8.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw9.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\environments.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.jp.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gvmomi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-29FEE90F-FD7B-44BD-8B52-10C2474CE0AE.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3D812FA7-0CED-408E-B4B1-72A7B5F291EC.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9A4F4019-CEEA-4BB6-9345-5B4A20D7A4BF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9E9150EC-BB35-4B28-A9F5-36F63C53E8DA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A419887C-ABCB-4923-B9BA-773302E858F5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A5F10755-6501-4AB4-9C71-F6482073B10A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A6792F54-2734-4AF4-9473-C8B9AD8321AF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A6D5BFF7-13AB-4141-B433-93D200D0F907.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A7C425AD-13EF-4CEA-8023-5B3DC0C25E68.html

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VMware_Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmplayer.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareHostd\FailureCommand
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareHostd\ImagePath




How to remove VMware Workstation from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program by the software company VMware, Inc. Sometimes, people choose to remove this program. Sometimes this is hard because deleting this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY procedure to remove VMware Workstation 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 PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation program will be found automatically. When you click VMware Workstation in the list of programs, the following data about the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 20:03:00.267