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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

You can find on this page detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more information on VMware, Inc.. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's main executable file and it takes about 2.13 MB (2230488 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in VMware Workstation. They occupy 119.58 MB (125385576 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (524.21 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (432.30 KB)
  • openssl.exe (459.21 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (454.12 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (398.71 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (3.57 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (370.21 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.67 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (5.89 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (468.21 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (720.05 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (55.92 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (97.55 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (14.79 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (663.05 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.09 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (95.71 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (116.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (193.21 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.53 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.13 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.21 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (281.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (276.05 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (31.21 KB)
  • zip.exe (301.21 KB)
  • cdb.exe (480.83 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.02 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (129.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (710.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (213.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (213.55 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (3.46 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (3.11 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (2.93 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1,011.71 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (22.94 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (20.53 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.10 MB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Workstation version 15.5.5 only. You can find below info on other application versions of VMware Workstation: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling VMware Workstation we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

The files below remain on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmui

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7E92D4E3-05FB-4435-B9A2-AE87568D02CA}

Additional registry values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{7E92D4E3-05FB-4435-B9A2-AE87568D02CA}\

How to erase VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users decide to uninstall it. This is hard because performing this manually requires some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best EASY practice to uninstall 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
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 locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation program will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you 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.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start 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 removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove 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' PCs.

2020-05-29 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-05-29 08:43:50.817