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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

VMware Workstation is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your computer. It is made by VMware, Inc. Check out here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc. The application is frequently found in the C:\\Program Files\\VMware\\VMware Workstation directory. Take into account that this path can differ being determined by the user's decision. You can remove VMware Workstation by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\\uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 2.02 MB (2115800 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed along with VMware Workstation. They take about 279.63 MB (293218248 bytes) on disk.



  • emmett.exe (628.71 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.80 KB)
  • openssl.exe (344.71 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (384.71 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (427.71 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.87 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (350.71 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (484.71 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (868.21 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (84.71 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.74 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (621.21 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (4.90 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.63 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (110.21 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (186.21 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (21.53 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (19.65 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.15 MB)
  • vmware-vprobe.exe (517.21 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.02 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (736.21 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (344.21 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.71 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (291.71 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.50 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (174.72 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (70.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (595.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.71 KB)
  • dclProxy.exe (14.08 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Workstation version 10.0.4 alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions:

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

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation when you uninstall it:
  • 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-hw10.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-hw10.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\EULA.zh_CN.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\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\crawler-index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-03C01EDE-FC56-4721-AD1C-47AF401DF210.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-073AC88A-BDCD-45ED-B814-ABC2EEB19580.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-08BB8EBB-56A5-47C0-8467-31FA0BFAAD6A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-0C23FCBF-F0CC-447B-A08E-35B90C52091E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-0E8D0627-45E3-4845-A635-CC19C4DD230F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-0E980DDB-5050-4109-A9BC-596572ED722D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-0F9C34F0-9869-44A8-BD63-CD96B72E1B81.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-1109A03F-3BD3-4292-AEF6-D943445519B5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-111F7A5A-A46D-4ECF-9B22-CD8D756F9FFF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-13804128-3436-422C-80EC-A1697EF75C17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-15632A58-9EB1-4D9B-9F0D-42C4136E2832.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-15BBACE2-44DA-41A3-8355-D2BA8CA4549D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-16FBB720-2D65-40C9-989C-6809629BAABB.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-185E246A-8460-476E-B4D2-956CA8E9BEA1.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2259F241-B5A6-4856-8657-139A88E57B95.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-237CCEC5-83F7-484F-A349-BF23C32B8F3C.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-24DD2187-AA37-4D14-A5F8-32D31648E0C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-29FEE90F-FD7B-44BD-8B52-10C2474CE0AE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2A1F74A4-A5F3-4090-9A45-396D6D407CE5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2F6C8962-3E2C-49B3-8441-487D7C9E9380.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3140DF1F-A105-4EED-B9E8-D99B3D3F0447.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3174F104-A1B0-4845-B967-4C7CE0E47694.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-33C56F64-0274-45D2-B543-626BD4B5841D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-37EA4A9D-DE43-4159-8982-2DFD9D5959AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-391BE4BF-89A9-4DC3-85E7-3D45F5124BC7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3B46D3FF-AACF-4495-9A8B-052315247E51.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3D56BF46-5980-48F1-AB47-CC0CDB814D8B.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3D5F9B19-08FF-4169-9572-39C46BA0C12F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3D812FA7-0CED-408E-B4B1-72A7B5F291EC.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3F6B9D0E-6CFC-4627-B80B-9A68A5960F60.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3F94C7B5-19A5-4E91-9709-B17FAA93FF75.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-489559B5-7C16-4C05-94BC-890AA7353A0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-51E3DE96-9D21-4655-A7BE-B491789CDC51.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-522EA802-03C9-4891-A100-FF6237898C00.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-5792C64D-5C01-42DD-9036-0F80FB0F3FD8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-59676FB4-4EA8-4C2D-812D-05008B8CCA50.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-5B49A956-A202-48D2-8832-7F0B24F4DFED.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-614D3F69-C022-45EF-BE55-6C822C5FA7B3.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-634F363E-CF25-4F3A-B021-2EF4BC989D07.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6B97792A-41D7-4787-9341-651BA5000425.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6DD39513-FA28-4F2E-B50C-0DB6D8E6FE65.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6F261E98-8F81-490D-A904-DE675EE2E130.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6F7BE33A-3B8A-4C57-9C35-656CE05BE22D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-7DAD8EC0-0403-4152-86ED-99700F6C02B8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-81932397-8211-499E-925E-98FC73428636.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-82E79E50-3073-4081-9FE6-0927076EA0AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-845C34CF-3CAE-4EA9-BA95-2727010963C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-852EBDB6-EA76-4D1C-9F49-FD3A315E3B17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-896E61F5-0865-4D3B-975E-DE476AFC7168.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-8B1431E2-5E72-4B85-80BA-43B8875AB090.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-8C477788-7700-4030-8C4A-039C02AABB74.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-95232C52-C5A8-471B-A6A1-C7323A97FECA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-983966AF-15B9-4AB9-BD27-CC89FD7BC690.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9A1EC217-58F6-4E97-BF50-1C5581B9C55A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9A4F4019-CEEA-4BB6-9345-5B4A20D7A4BF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9E9150EC-BB35-4B28-A9F5-36F63C53E8DA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • 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

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • 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 delete VMware Workstation from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application by the software company VMware, Inc. Frequently, computer users choose to erase this program. This is easier said than done because performing this by hand takes some knowledge regarding PCs. The best QUICK practice to erase 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 on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to optimize your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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


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


5. All the programs installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of programs, some data regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-27 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-27 16:36:13.447