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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find on this page details on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. VMware Workstation's primary file takes about 2.17 MB (2270496 bytes) and is called vmware.exe.

The executable files below are part of VMware Workstation. They take about 199.44 MB (209124104 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • containerd-shim-crx-v2.exe (20.13 MB)
  • containerd.exe (18.52 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (527.27 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.88 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (404.17 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (416.37 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (14.25 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (369.77 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.74 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.80 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (504.37 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (771.78 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (59.75 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (81.28 KB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (683.37 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.70 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (97.37 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (114.78 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (191.27 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.56 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.17 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.21 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (280.27 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (277.87 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (32.87 KB)
  • zip.exe (302.87 KB)
  • docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe (8.68 MB)
  • vctl.exe (26.81 MB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.41 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (129.77 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (752.16 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.78 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.77 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (4.74 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (4.12 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (3.89 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (980.77 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (24.98 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.27 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (18.72 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 16.2.0 of VMware Workstation. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are regularly 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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0241389C-B6C8-4B88-A2BE-AB0AC1F77E63}

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{0241389C-B6C8-4B88-A2BE-AB0AC1F77E63}\

A way to remove VMware Workstation from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to remove this application. This can be troublesome because deleting this manually takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE practice to remove 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs 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 app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Workstation in the list of apps, the following information about the program is made available to you:

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

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


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 application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2021-10-14 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2021-10-14 18:13:53.890