VMware Workstation VMware Workstation

A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

You can find on this page details on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. More data about VMware, Inc. can be found here. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 1.87 MB (1961664 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation is composed of the following executables which take 107.04 MB (112236240 bytes) on disk:

  • 7za.exe (581.69 KB)
  • drvInst64.exe (436.69 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.78 KB)
  • openssl.exe (424.19 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (432.19 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (382.69 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.10 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (349.69 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.46 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (457.69 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (886.19 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (87.69 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.89 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (644.19 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.07 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 (1.29 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.87 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 (585.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.69 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (25.24 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.74 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (20.00 MB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Workstation version 12.0.1 alone. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation versions: 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\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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\46F558B415BC3CF439F5A57F3D73B2ED
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4B855F64-CB51-4FC3-935F-5AF7D3372BDE}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\46F558B415BC3CF439F5A57F3D73B2ED\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{4B855F64-CB51-4FC3-935F-5AF7D3372BDE}\

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

VMware Workstation is a program released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users want to remove this application. Sometimes this is easier said than done because removing this manually requires some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK 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 already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of 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 click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation application will be found very quickly. After you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the uninstall 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. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of 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 entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed instructions 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 Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:27:18.070