VMware Workstation VMware Workstation

A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. More details about the program VMware Workstation can be seen at . VMware Workstation is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation folder, depending on the user's choice. The full command line for removing VMware Workstation is MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 2.69 MB (2825008 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of VMware Workstation. They take about 43.97 MB (46104872 bytes) on disk.

  • ace_upgrade.exe (1.22 MB)
  • farexec-service.exe (342.80 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (54.80 KB)
  • unzip.exe (158.30 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (146.80 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (22.30 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (118.80 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.07 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (2.53 MB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (24.80 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (106.80 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.44 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (66.80 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (182.80 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.03 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.69 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (386.80 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (62.80 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (54.80 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.80 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (7.12 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (9.23 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (8.50 MB)
  • instmsiw.exe (1.74 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (712.00 KB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (190.80 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (122.80 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.11 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (142.80 KB)
  • customize.exe (246.80 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (58.80 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (310.80 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (66.80 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (28.80 KB)
  • wminictest.exe (154.80 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (174.80 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (174.80 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (130.80 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to VMware Workstation version alone. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Part_A few of these are listed below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\ace_upgrade.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\fipsSigs.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\ntwrap.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\vmcryptolib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin\vmware-vmx.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\fipsSigs.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\ntwrap.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\vmcryptolib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-debug\vmware-vmx.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-stats\fipsSigs.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-stats\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-stats\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-stats\vmcryptolib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\bin-stats\vmware-vmx.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-L_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-S_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\52-C_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\52-S_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-S_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\dbghelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\elevated.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\farexec-service.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\fipsSigs.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\hcmon.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\collapse.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\expanded.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seebttm.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seelflow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seeright.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\player_intro.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\player_preferences.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\player_run.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\player_troubleshoot.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\collapse.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\expanded.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\seebttm.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\seelflow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\seeright.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\index.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\introduction.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\logo_white.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_preferences.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_preferencesExitBehavior.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_preferencesRemovableDevs.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_preferencesWebUpdate.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_run.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runChangePW.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runDevices.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runDownloadFeatured.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runDownloadVM.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runFullScreen.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runIndicators.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runMRU.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runOpenVM.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runPrint.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runQuit.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runSharedFolders.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runSnapshots.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runUninstall.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runUseVM.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_runViews.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_troubleshoot.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_troubleshootAdminACE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_troubleshootHotFixACE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_troubleshootMemAlloc.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\player_troubleshootMessageLog.html

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Additional registry values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ufad-ws60\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMAuthdService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vstor2-ws60\ImagePath

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

VMware Workstation is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users decide to remove it. This can be easier said than done because removing this manually requires some knowledge related to PCs. One of the best SIMPLE practice 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate 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 app will be found automatically. After you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Workstation:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come 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 ask you to run a cleanup. Click 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 items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:57:47.870