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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

VMware Workstation is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It is written by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here where you can get more info on VMware, Inc.. The full command line for removing VMware Workstation is MsiExec.exe /I{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may get a notification for administrator rights. VMware Workstation's main file takes around 2.01 MB (2110544 bytes) and its name is vmware.exe.

The following executables are installed alongside VMware Workstation. They take about 279.65 MB (293237096 bytes) on disk.

  • emmett.exe (628.08 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.17 KB)
  • openssl.exe (344.08 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (384.08 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (427.08 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.86 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (350.08 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (484.08 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (867.58 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (84.08 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.74 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (616.08 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (4.90 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.62 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (109.08 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (185.58 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (21.52 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (19.64 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.14 MB)
  • vmware-vprobe.exe (516.58 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.01 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (735.58 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (343.58 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.08 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (291.08 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.50 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (174.82 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (69.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (594.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.08 KB) to view all...

This info is about VMware Workstation version 10.0.1 alone. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Workstation: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling VMware Workstation we suggest you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware Workstation Pro 17.5 Build 22583795 (x64).lnk

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

A way to delete VMware Workstation from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users want to remove it. This is difficult because performing this manually requires some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY action 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following information about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 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 application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-05 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-05 12:35:06.460