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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find below details on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's main executable file and it takes around 1.99 MB (2085376 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are incorporated in VMware Workstation. They take 110.35 MB (115705744 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (484.48 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.57 KB)
  • openssl.exe (453.48 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (463.98 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (400.98 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.13 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (361.48 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.52 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (504.00 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (670.50 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (44.98 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (96.48 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (14.74 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (630.48 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.29 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (86.98 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (97.00 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (193.48 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.54 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.99 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (934.98 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.07 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (268.48 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (262.98 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (25.98 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.48 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.78 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (77.98 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (632.98 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (219.48 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (219.48 KB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1.09 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.94 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.94 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.60 MB) to view all...

The current page applies to VMware Workstation version 14.0.0 only. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation.

Usually, the following files remain 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

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\90AB473E0DC985F409EE8F1C84B88CE1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{E374BA09-9CD0-4F58-90EE-F8C1488BC81E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\90AB473E0DC985F409EE8F1C84B88CE1\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{E374BA09-9CD0-4F58-90EE-F8C1488BC81E}\

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

VMware Workstation is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to erase this application. Sometimes this can be troublesome because deleting this by hand takes some skill regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE approach 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 on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to optimize your computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation program will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected 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 directories are left behind on your system.

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


This page 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. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-07-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-07-22 07:16:07.043