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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

VMware Workstation is a Windows application. Read more about how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. More information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's primary executable file and it takes approximately 1.89 MB (1983560 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 108.32 MB (113579352 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (444.57 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.66 KB)
  • openssl.exe (432.57 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (440.07 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (391.57 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.11 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (358.07 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.49 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (467.07 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (896.07 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (95.57 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.90 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (654.57 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.08 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (90.57 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (109.57 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (198.07 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.30 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.89 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (915.07 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.07 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (264.57 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (260.07 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (26.57 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.57 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.71 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (78.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (593.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.57 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.57 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (25.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.75 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (20.01 MB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Workstation version 12.5.1 alone. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are listed below.

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmui
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VMware\workstation.log

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4397F9834F16FD049B38336141BB6468
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{389F7934-61F4-40DF-B983-331614BB4686}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4397F9834F16FD049B38336141BB6468\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{389F7934-61F4-40DF-B983-331614BB4686}\

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

VMware Workstation is an application marketed by VMware, Inc.. Some people want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because doing this manually takes some experience related to PCs. One of the best QUICK practice 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

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

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

5. All the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. After you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, the following information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


The text above is not a piece of advice 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 for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-10-28 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-10-28 14:34:28.137