VMware Player VMware Player



A way to uninstall VMware Player from your PC

VMware Player is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc. Go over here for more information on VMware, Inc. VMware Player is typically installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player folder, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the program. You can remove VMware Player by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. vmplayer.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 2.57 MB (2691736 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside VMware Player. They occupy about 51.13 MB (53618544 bytes) on disk.



  • drvInst64.exe (437.15 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.74 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (408.15 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (425.65 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (348.65 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.57 MB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.65 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (78.00 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.97 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (2.74 MB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (183.65 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (14.64 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (739.15 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (887.15 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (343.15 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.15 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (11.00 KB)
  • zip.exe (290.65 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.31 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (68.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (585.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.65 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (16.02 MB)
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The information on this page is only about version 5.0.1 of VMware Player. Click on the links below for other VMware Player versions:

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Many files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be removed when you want to remove VMware Player from your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

The files below are left behind 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\amqp.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\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\help\player_win\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-03C01EDE-FC56-4721-AD1C-47AF401DF210.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-073AC88A-BDCD-45ED-B814-ABC2EEB19580.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-08BB8EBB-56A5-47C0-8467-31FA0BFAAD6A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-0C23FCBF-F0CC-447B-A08E-35B90C52091E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-0E8D0627-45E3-4845-A635-CC19C4DD230F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-0F9C34F0-9869-44A8-BD63-CD96B72E1B81.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-1109A03F-3BD3-4292-AEF6-D943445519B5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-111F7A5A-A46D-4ECF-9B22-CD8D756F9FFF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-13804128-3436-422C-80EC-A1697EF75C17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-15632A58-9EB1-4D9B-9F0D-42C4136E2832.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-15BBACE2-44DA-41A3-8355-D2BA8CA4549D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-16FBB720-2D65-40C9-989C-6809629BAABB.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-185E246A-8460-476E-B4D2-956CA8E9BEA1.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-2259F241-B5A6-4856-8657-139A88E57B95.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-237CCEC5-83F7-484F-A349-BF23C32B8F3C.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-24DD2187-AA37-4D14-A5F8-32D31648E0C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-29FEE90F-FD7B-44BD-8B52-10C2474CE0AE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-2A1F74A4-A5F3-4090-9A45-396D6D407CE5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-2F6C8962-3E2C-49B3-8441-487D7C9E9380.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3140DF1F-A105-4EED-B9E8-D99B3D3F0447.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3174F104-A1B0-4845-B967-4C7CE0E47694.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-33C56F64-0274-45D2-B543-626BD4B5841D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-37EA4A9D-DE43-4159-8982-2DFD9D5959AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-391BE4BF-89A9-4DC3-85E7-3D45F5124BC7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3B46D3FF-AACF-4495-9A8B-052315247E51.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3D56BF46-5980-48F1-AB47-CC0CDB814D8B.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3D5F9B19-08FF-4169-9572-39C46BA0C12F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3D812FA7-0CED-408E-B4B1-72A7B5F291EC.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3F6B9D0E-6CFC-4627-B80B-9A68A5960F60.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-3F94C7B5-19A5-4E91-9709-B17FAA93FF75.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-489559B5-7C16-4C05-94BC-890AA7353A0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-51E3DE96-9D21-4655-A7BE-B491789CDC51.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-522EA802-03C9-4891-A100-FF6237898C00.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-59676FB4-4EA8-4C2D-812D-05008B8CCA50.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-5B49A956-A202-48D2-8832-7F0B24F4DFED.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-5FC42BAD-0AAC-4EAF-8AD9-A41408ECF9BC.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-614D3F69-C022-45EF-BE55-6C822C5FA7B3.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-634F363E-CF25-4F3A-B021-2EF4BC989D07.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-6B97792A-41D7-4787-9341-651BA5000425.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-6DD39513-FA28-4F2E-B50C-0DB6D8E6FE65.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-6F261E98-8F81-490D-A904-DE675EE2E130.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-6F7BE33A-3B8A-4C57-9C35-656CE05BE22D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-7DAD8EC0-0403-4152-86ED-99700F6C02B8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-81932397-8211-499E-925E-98FC73428636.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-82E79E50-3073-4081-9FE6-0927076EA0AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-845C34CF-3CAE-4EA9-BA95-2727010963C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-852EBDB6-EA76-4D1C-9F49-FD3A315E3B17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-896E61F5-0865-4D3B-975E-DE476AFC7168.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-8B1431E2-5E72-4B85-80BA-43B8875AB090.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-8C477788-7700-4030-8C4A-039C02AABB74.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-95232C52-C5A8-471B-A6A1-C7323A97FECA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-983966AF-15B9-4AB9-BD27-CC89FD7BC690.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-9A1EC217-58F6-4E97-BF50-1C5581B9C55A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-9A4F4019-CEEA-4BB6-9345-5B4A20D7A4BF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-9E9150EC-BB35-4B28-A9F5-36F63C53E8DA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A5F10755-6501-4AB4-9C71-F6482073B10A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A6792F54-2734-4AF4-9473-C8B9AD8321AF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A6D5BFF7-13AB-4141-B433-93D200D0F907.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A7C425AD-13EF-4CEA-8023-5B3DC0C25E68.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A8F1A7C7-3CD0-4C19-B7F5-9CDD642AEC04.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-A93BA99A-E182-478F-A5EF-470F31BAA1EE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-AB5C80FE-9B8A-4899-8186-3DB8201B1758.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-B0A2A7C1-6405-4F05-BA57-E09F22D87FBE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-B0F79988-D4DE-4BED-A7B5-57405BDABB41.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-B29FC544-B15F-4E94-882A-B383C88B5A85.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.1.106.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-BBB8290A-F7BA-4BAA-B97F-343FF062C88C.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-BD914064-D20D-4032-9373-88F4DA7AE7C6.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-C46FF1E8-D30E-46A3-ACF7-98F0CCAD52F7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-C6066CB0-33EA-4652-9AB3-0324080DCBEE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-C70F2B15-66F1-4EC9-BAA5-CE5FBD885AF8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-C78B6B4E-A3F0-42B2-80E8-11EBE8086DE8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-C82DCB68-2EFA-460A-A765-37225883337D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-CC791418-B30C-487D-8F57-E7E855B61549.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-CFBC64DD-E9BE-42E2-9462-453A13AB8442.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-D6D9A5FD-7F5F-4C95-AFAB-EDE9335F5562.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\player_win\GUID-D6E6E770-2D4A-4D8A-B08F-D71EA2D6A8B6.html

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Player
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\727E254E8B683324C83C14DF18A7AFFF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VMware_Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player

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 Player\vmplayer.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\vmplayer.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\727E254E8B683324C83C14DF18A7AFFF\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath




A way to uninstall VMware Player from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Player is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc. Sometimes, computer users choose to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is hard because removing this manually takes some know-how regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE solution to uninstall VMware Player 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, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows system.

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

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Player or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Player". The VMware Player app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click VMware Player in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then 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 proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Player that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Player by VMware, Inc from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Player by VMware, Inc is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Player supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 02:25:51.667