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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

This page is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. The application's main executable file occupies 2.02 MB (2117552 bytes) on disk and is labeled vmware.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Workstation. They occupy 106.43 MB (111594856 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (480.92 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.52 KB)
  • openssl.exe (453.42 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (436.42 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (392.92 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.18 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (357.92 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.52 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (498.42 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (654.92 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (44.98 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (94.42 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.68 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (617.92 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.72 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (86.92 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (112.92 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (196.42 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.38 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.02 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (930.92 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.06 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (265.92 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (261.42 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (25.92 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.42 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (4.80 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (77.92 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (663.43 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.42 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.42 KB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1,001.42 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.92 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.92 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.57 MB)
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This data is about VMware Workstation version 14.1.7 only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation versions:

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When planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\VMware_Workstation_vmui
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VMware\workstation.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.14.1.7.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.15.5.2.Build.15785246.x64_YasDL.com.lnk

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\79EA27202BDCDD647B66714E96701CE3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0272AE97-CDB2-46DD-B766-17E46907C13E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\79EA27202BDCDD647B66714E96701CE3\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{0272AE97-CDB2-46DD-B766-17E46907C13E}\


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

VMware Workstation is a program released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some people want to erase this program. Sometimes this is hard because deleting this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. The best EASY solution to erase 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 already installed on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.

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

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Workstation in the list of apps, 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 - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm 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 detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-04-03 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-04-02 23:02:14.713