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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. VMware Workstation's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}. The program's main executable file is named vmware.exe and occupies 2.02 MB (2115800 bytes).

VMware Workstation is composed of the following executables which occupy 279.72 MB (293303024 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 (19.64 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 (174.82 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (70.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (595.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.71 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Workstation version 10.0.2 alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions:

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Quite a few files, folders and Windows registry entries will not be deleted when you want to remove VMware Workstation from your PC.

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation when you uninstall 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\Local\VMware\workstation.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.16.2.3.rar.lnk
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.16.x.KG.rar.lnk

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation


How to delete VMware Workstation from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users want to erase this program. This can be difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some experience regarding PCs. The best QUICK procedure to erase 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, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

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


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove 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 only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-10-03 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-10-03 10:30:05.690