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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This info is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It is written by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. MsiExec.exe /I{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Workstation. The program's main executable file is named vmware.exe and occupies 2.02 MB (2115800 bytes).

VMware Workstation installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 279.62 MB (293203832 bytes) on disk.

  • emmett.exe (628.71 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.80 KB)
  • openssl.exe (344.71 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (384.71 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (427.71 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.87 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (350.71 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (484.71 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (868.21 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.08 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (84.71 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.74 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (621.21 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (4.90 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.63 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (110.21 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (186.21 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (21.53 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (19.65 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.15 MB)
  • vmware-vprobe.exe (517.21 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.02 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (736.21 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (344.21 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (330.71 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (291.71 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.50 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (174.72 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (70.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (595.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.71 KB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Workstation version 10.0.4 only. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Workstation: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove VMware Workstation.

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\F__Program Files (x86)_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

Many times the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

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

VMware Workstation is an application by VMware, Inc.. Some users try to erase it. Sometimes this can be difficult because doing this by hand requires some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE practice to erase VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs 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. When you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 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, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-06-06 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-06-06 08:50:01.980