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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This web page contains complete information on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Check out here for more information on VMware, Inc.. The program's main executable file occupies 2.13 MB (2230488 bytes) on disk and is named vmware.exe.

VMware Workstation contains of the executables below. They take 119.58 MB (125392360 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (524.21 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (432.64 KB)
  • openssl.exe (459.21 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (454.12 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (399.05 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (3.57 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (370.21 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.67 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (5.89 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (468.55 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (719.71 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.05 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (97.21 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (14.79 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (663.05 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.09 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (95.71 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (116.21 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (193.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.53 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.13 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.21 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (281.21 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (275.71 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (31.21 KB)
  • zip.exe (301.21 KB)
  • cdb.exe (480.83 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.02 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (129.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (710.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (213.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (213.55 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (3.46 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (3.11 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (2.93 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1,012.05 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (22.95 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (20.54 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.10 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 15.5.7 of VMware Workstation. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
Quite a few files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be removed when you remove VMware Workstation from your computer.

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • 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
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\VMware\workstation.log

Usually the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C5EE83783F90BCA41AE001E5D4A90219
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8738EE5C-09F3-4ACB-A10E-105E4D9A2091}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C5EE83783F90BCA41AE001E5D4A90219\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{8738EE5C-09F3-4ACB-A10E-105E4D9A2091}\

A way to erase VMware Workstation from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Some users choose to uninstall this application. This can be hard because doing this manually requires some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE way to uninstall VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

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

  • Safety 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 - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation 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.

2020-11-20 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-11-20 06:51:50.527