VMware Player VMware Player

A guide to uninstall VMware Player from your system

VMware Player is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. More data about the app VMware Player can be seen at . VMware Player is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. MsiExec.exe /I{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Player. vmplayer.exe is the VMware Player's main executable file and it takes about 3.89 MB (4078192 bytes) on disk.

VMware Player contains of the executables below. They take 37.90 MB (39745640 bytes) on disk.

  • drvInst64.exe (447.61 KB)
  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.61 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.70 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (394.61 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (326.61 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.61 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.89 MB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (70.61 KB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (35.61 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.61 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.07 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (1.89 MB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (186.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (174.61 KB)
  • vnetlib.exe (690.61 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (910.61 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (322.61 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (306.61 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (10.00 KB)
  • vssSnapVista64.exe (19.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (2.63 MB)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (4.28 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (178.61 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.61 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.61 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.61 KB)
  • StorePwd.exe (74.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (482.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.61 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.59 MB)
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This info is about VMware Player version only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Player versions:

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VMware Player has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

The files below remain on your disk by VMware Player when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\acronis_api_vs.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-L_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-S_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\4-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\52-C_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\52-S_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-C_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-S_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-S_LSI_SCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\deployPkg.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\farexec-service.exe
  • 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\About_this_Help.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_adding_dvd_cd-rom_and_floppy_drives_to_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_adding_virtual_disks_to_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_advanced_cd-rom_options.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_advanced_hard_disk_settings.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_advanced_options_for_application_developers.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_benefits_of_using_virtual_disks.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_bridged_networking.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_changing_networking_configuration.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_common_networking_configurations.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_components_of_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_components_of_virtual_network.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_keyboard_features.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_multiple_monitors_for_one_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_power_settings_panel.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_sound.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_video_and_sound.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_configuring_virtual_network.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_connecting_devices.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_controlling_vm_display.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_creating_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_device_drivers.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_disconnecting_usb_devices_from_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_disk_capacity.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_downloadablecomponentpreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_easy_install_feature_for_some_UserName_oss.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_example_of_custom_networking_configuration.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_exitbehaviorpreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_extending_expired_ace.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_feedback_statement.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_general_vm_settings.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_getting_started_with_vms.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_UserName_os_selection.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_hard_disk_settings_for_virtual_disks.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_host-only_networking.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_how_automatic_updates_occur.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_how_device_control_shared_between_host_and_UserName.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_how_notified_to_do_manual_update.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_ide_and_scsi_disk_types.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_installing_and_using_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_installing_UserName_os.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_installing_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_keyboard_mapping_on_linux_host.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_lock_files.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_mapping_or_mounting_virtual_disk_to_drive_on_host.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_moving_a_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_moving_and_sharing_vms.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_network_address_translation.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_permissions_and_folder_mounting_shared_folders_linux_UserNames.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_processors_settings.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_restrictions_when_hosts_have_different_hardware.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\help\c_setting_connection_setting_preferences.html

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|VMware|VMware Player|Resources|msvcm80.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\

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

VMware Player is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users want to erase this program. This can be efortful because removing this by hand takes some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY manner to erase VMware Player 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 Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Player or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Player". The VMware Player application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Player in the list of programs, some data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Player:

  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm 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 a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Player which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Player with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Player by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Player by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Player supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-09-23 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-23 20:27:33.377