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A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find below details on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more information on VMware, Inc.. Further information about VMware Workstation can be found at . The application is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation folder. Keep in mind that this path can vary depending on the user's preference. The complete uninstall command line for VMware Workstation is MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 2.61 MB (2740224 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation contains of the executables below. They occupy 89.13 MB (93457328 bytes) on disk.

  • ace_upgrade.exe (2.69 MB)
  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.55 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.64 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (386.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (6.78 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (326.55 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.95 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (426.55 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (490.55 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (70.55 KB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (35.55 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.55 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.82 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.10 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (1.93 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (126.55 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (180.00 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (154.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (964.00 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (19.48 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (17.81 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (13.88 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (686.55 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (322.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (306.55 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (10.00 KB)
  • vssSnapVista64.exe (19.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • bulkDeploy.exe (21.55 KB)
  • instmsiw.exe (2.47 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (1.53 MB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (330.55 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (386.55 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.53 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (178.55 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.55 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.55 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.55 KB)
  • imgcust-reboot.exe (178.55 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (322.55 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (29.05 KB)
  • imgCustPrep64.exe (35.55 KB)
  • loginblocker.exe (166.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (474.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.55 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB) to view all...

This info is about VMware Workstation version alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
VMware Workstation has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Usually the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files (x86)|VMware|VMware Workstation|Resources|msvcm80.dll
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A1213CDAABE36104FA46008BEF100708
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{ADC3121A-3EBA-4016-AF64-00B8FE017080}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A1213CDAABE36104FA46008BEF100708\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{ADC3121A-3EBA-4016-AF64-00B8FE017080}\

A way to erase VMware Workstation with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people want to erase this application. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this manually requires some know-how regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE action 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 Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW 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 tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press 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 the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation program will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Workstation in the list of programs, some data about the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Workstation:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be detected 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 registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-07-08 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-07-08 14:30:54.277