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How to uninstall VMware Player from your computer

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove VMware Player for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc. Open here for more information on VMware, Inc. Click on to get more facts about VMware Player on VMware, Inc's website. VMware Player is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player directory, depending on the user's decision. You can uninstall VMware Player 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. The program's main executable file is called vmplayer.exe and occupies 3.89 MB (4082328 bytes).

The following executables are contained in VMware Player. They take 37.94 MB (39787128 bytes) on disk.

  • drvInst64.exe (447.65 KB)
  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.65 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.74 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (394.65 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (326.65 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.65 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.89 MB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (70.65 KB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (35.65 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.65 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.07 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (1.90 MB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (186.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (174.65 KB)
  • vnetlib.exe (690.65 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (910.65 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (322.65 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (306.65 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 (178.65 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.65 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.65 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.65 KB)
  • StorePwd.exe (74.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (482.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.65 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.61 MB) to view all...

The current web page applies to VMware Player version alone. You can find below a few links to other VMware Player releases: to view all...
If planning to uninstall VMware Player you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Player:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player

The files below remain on your disk by VMware Player's application uninstaller when you removed 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\
  • 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\freebsd.iso
  • 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

Generally the following registry data will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|VMware|VMware Player|Resources|msvcm80.dll
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Player
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
  • 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

Supplementary values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ufad-ws60\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vstor2-ws60\ImagePath

A way to uninstall VMware Player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Player is an application by VMware, Inc. Frequently, people try to erase this program. Sometimes this is difficult because deleting this by hand takes some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY practice to erase 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Player or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Player". The VMware Player program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Player in the list of apps, the following data about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about VMware Player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Player:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Player.
Uninstall VMware Player

8. After removing VMware Player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a 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 registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows (6.4)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Player by VMware, Inc from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Player by VMware, Inc is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Player in case 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.

2016-06-29 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-29 18:29:48.523