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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 1.88 MB (1972416 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside VMware Workstation. They occupy about 107.05 MB (112245880 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (581.69 KB)
  • drvInst64.exe (436.69 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.78 KB)
  • openssl.exe (432.07 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (432.19 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (383.69 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.10 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (349.69 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.48 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (457.69 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (885.69 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (95.57 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.89 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (645.69 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.06 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (82.69 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (101.69 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (190.19 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.30 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.88 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (737.19 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (887.69 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (256.69 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (252.19 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.71 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (70.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (593.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.69 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (25.22 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.73 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.98 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 12.1.1 of VMware Workstation. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation.

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\VMware_Workstation_vmui

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F4C0A853-FA3B-4404-954B-799299EB5A98}

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{F4C0A853-FA3B-4404-954B-799299EB5A98}\

How to delete VMware Workstation from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users choose to uninstall it. Sometimes this is difficult because performing this by hand requires some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE way to uninstall VMware Workstation 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 on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to take care of your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Workstation in the list , the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. 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 Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:41:21.887