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A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

This page contains complete information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. The application's main executable file is labeled vmware.exe and occupies 2.02 MB (2117608 bytes).

The following executable files are contained in VMware Workstation. They occupy 107.97 MB (113215232 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (480.98 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.57 KB)
  • openssl.exe (453.48 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (436.48 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (392.98 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.18 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (358.48 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.52 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (498.48 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (654.48 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (44.98 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (93.98 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (13.68 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (617.98 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (4.72 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (86.98 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (112.98 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (196.48 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.38 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.02 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (925.98 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.06 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (265.98 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (261.48 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (25.98 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.48 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.52 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (77.98 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (663.48 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.48 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.48 KB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1,001.48 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.86 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.87 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.52 MB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Workstation version 14.1.0 alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
A considerable amount of files, folders and Windows registry entries will not be removed when you remove VMware Workstation from your PC.

The files below were left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation when you uninstall it:
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware-workstation-full-16.1.0-17198959.lnk

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EA977A56-9030-471A-B2E1-04E1240E9570}

Additional values that you should remove:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{EA977A56-9030-471A-B2E1-04E1240E9570}\

A way to uninstall VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be troublesome because removing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE manner to uninstall 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 PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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

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

5. All the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation application will be found very quickly. When you select VMware Workstation in the list of programs, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing 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.

2017-12-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-12-22 15:38:02.870