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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

VMware Workstation is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc. You can read more on VMware, Inc or check for application updates here. The application is often found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full uninstall command line for VMware Workstation is C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\\uninstall.exe. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's primary executable file and it takes about 2.01 MB (2110544 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation contains of the executables below. They take 344.76 MB (361509192 bytes) on disk.



  • drvInst64.exe (436.58 KB)
  • emmett.exe (628.08 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.17 KB)
  • openssl.exe (344.08 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (384.08 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (427.08 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.86 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (350.08 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (484.08 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (867.58 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (84.08 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.74 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (616.08 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (4.90 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.62 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (81.58 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (109.08 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (185.58 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (21.52 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (19.64 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.14 MB)
  • vmware-vprobe.exe (516.58 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.01 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (735.58 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (884.08 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)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (174.82 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (69.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (594.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.08 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.54 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.36 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (18.84 MB)
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This info is about VMware Workstation version 10.0.1 only. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below:

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VMware Workstation has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\amqp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\diskLibWrapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\dispatcher.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\elevated.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\emmett.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\provisioningPolicy.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw10.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw3.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw4.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw6.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw7.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw8.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\vmconfigoption-ws-hw9.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw10.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw3.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw4.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw6.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw7.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw8.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\env\ws-hw9.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\environments.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.jp.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.zh_CN.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gvmomi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\crawler-index.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-03C01EDE-FC56-4721-AD1C-47AF401DF210.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-08BB8EBB-56A5-47C0-8467-31FA0BFAAD6A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-0C23FCBF-F0CC-447B-A08E-35B90C52091E.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2259F241-B5A6-4856-8657-139A88E57B95.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-237CCEC5-83F7-484F-A349-BF23C32B8F3C.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-24DD2187-AA37-4D14-A5F8-32D31648E0C4.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-29FEE90F-FD7B-44BD-8B52-10C2474CE0AE.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2A1F74A4-A5F3-4090-9A45-396D6D407CE5.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-2F6C8962-3E2C-49B3-8441-487D7C9E9380.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3140DF1F-A105-4EED-B9E8-D99B3D3F0447.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-3174F104-A1B0-4845-B967-4C7CE0E47694.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-489559B5-7C16-4C05-94BC-890AA7353A0E.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-51E3DE96-9D21-4655-A7BE-B491789CDC51.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-5FC42BAD-0AAC-4EAF-8AD9-A41408ECF9BC.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-614D3F69-C022-45EF-BE55-6C822C5FA7B3.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6B97792A-41D7-4787-9341-651BA5000425.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-6DD39513-FA28-4F2E-B50C-0DB6D8E6FE65.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-7DAD8EC0-0403-4152-86ED-99700F6C02B8.html
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-82E79E50-3073-4081-9FE6-0927076EA0AD.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-845C34CF-3CAE-4EA9-BA95-2727010963C4.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-852EBDB6-EA76-4D1C-9F49-FD3A315E3B17.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-896E61F5-0865-4D3B-975E-DE476AFC7168.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-8B1431E2-5E72-4B85-80BA-43B8875AB090.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-8C477788-7700-4030-8C4A-039C02AABB74.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-95232C52-C5A8-471B-A6A1-C7323A97FECA.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-983966AF-15B9-4AB9-BD27-CC89FD7BC690.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9A1EC217-58F6-4E97-BF50-1C5581B9C55A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9A4F4019-CEEA-4BB6-9345-5B4A20D7A4BF.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-9E9150EC-BB35-4B28-A9F5-36F63C53E8DA.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player\GUID-A419887C-ABCB-4923-B9BA-773302E858F5.html

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • 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 to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\
  • 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application released by VMware, Inc. Sometimes, people decide to remove this application. This is hard because doing this manually requires some experience related to Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE 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 already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your computer.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs installed on your computer will be made available to you

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 program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, some data about the program is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating 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 want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead 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 removing VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered 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 17:20:35.113