VMware Workstation VMware Workstation

A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find below details on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be read here. VMware Workstation's primary file takes about 2.18 MB (2282600 bytes) and its name is vmware.exe.

The executable files below are installed along with VMware Workstation. They take about 132.56 MB (139001008 bytes) on disk.

  • mkisofs.exe (431.20 KB)
  • openssl.exe (461.25 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (454.12 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (411.10 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (14.25 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (372.25 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.71 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.23 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (489.60 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (733.60 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.05 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (82.10 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (14.52 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (675.60 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.24 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (94.60 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (115.10 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (190.60 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.47 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.18 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.21 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (283.25 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (277.75 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (33.25 KB)
  • zip.exe (300.10 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.02 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (129.60 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (707.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (212.10 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (212.10 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (4.01 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (3.53 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (3.33 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (960.75 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.93 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.47 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.96 MB) to view all...

The current page applies to VMware Workstation version 16.1.1 only. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
When planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmui

Many times the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A027926E-C50F-4BFE-B0E8-3ACBAD7766EE}

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{A027926E-C50F-4BFE-B0E8-3ACBAD7766EE}\

A way to remove VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some computer users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because deleting this by hand takes some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best QUICK solution to uninstall VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

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 existing on the 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 is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some information regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove 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 page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2021-04-02 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2021-04-01 23:49:26.187