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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

This info is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc. Further information on VMware, Inc can be seen here. Click on to get more info about VMware Workstation on VMware, Inc's website. VMware Workstation is typically set up in the C:\\Program Files (x86)\\VMware\\VMware Workstation folder, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the application. You can uninstall VMware Workstation by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's main executable file and it occupies approximately 2.00 MB (2095728 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 286.70 MB (300630648 bytes) on disk.



  • drvInst64.exe (433.61 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.70 KB)
  • openssl.exe (314.50 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (408.11 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (422.61 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (5.36 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (346.11 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.93 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (499.61 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (574.11 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.61 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (78.00 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.29 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.84 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (2.60 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (101.11 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (177.11 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.14 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (18.26 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (16.83 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (14.39 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.00 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (743.61 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (895.11 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (340.61 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (326.11 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (11.00 KB)
  • zip.exe (290.61 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (20.34 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (126.69 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (68.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (588.11 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.61 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (19.83 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (18.17 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.70 MB)
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This info is about VMware Workstation version 8.0.0.18997 only. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation releases:

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

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\gvmomi-key32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\gvmomi-vix-1.11.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\libcurl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\liblber.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\libldap_r.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\libxml2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\vix.lib
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\vixd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\vixd.lib
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\32bit\zlib1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\gvmomi-key64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\gvmomi-vix-1.11.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\libcurl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\liblber.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\libldap_r.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\libxml2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\vix.lib
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\vixd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\vixd.lib
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware VIX\Workstation-8.0.0-and-vSphere-5.0.0\64bit\zlib1.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\vmsetup.20170917000905.vmware workstation.msi.install.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\IObit\IObit Uninstaller\Log\VMware Workstation.history
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VMware Workstation.lnk

Frequently the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • 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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C\ProductName




A way to erase VMware Workstation from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application marketed by VMware, Inc. Some computer users choose to remove this application. Sometimes this can be efortful because removing this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY action to remove VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows computer.

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

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Workstation:


  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


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

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. 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 Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 18:05:35.733