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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This info is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. Check out here for more information on VMware, Inc.. The application's main executable file occupies 1.89 MB (1983560 bytes) on disk and is named vmware.exe.

VMware Workstation is composed of the following executables which occupy 108.31 MB (113572696 bytes) on disk:

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (444.57 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.66 KB)
  • openssl.exe (432.07 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (440.07 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (391.57 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.11 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (358.07 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.49 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (467.07 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (896.07 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (95.57 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.90 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (654.07 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.07 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (90.57 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (109.57 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (198.07 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.30 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.89 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (915.07 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.07 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (264.57 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (260.07 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (26.57 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.57 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.71 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (78.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (593.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.57 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.57 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (25.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.75 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (20.01 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 12.5.0 of VMware Workstation. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling VMware Workstation we recommend you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Generally, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmui

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users decide to remove this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because deleting this by hand requires some experience related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to clean your system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall 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' computers.

2016-09-14 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-13 21:46:38.860