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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It is made by VMware, Inc.. More information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. You can get more details related to VMware Workstation at . The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder. Keep in mind that this location can differ depending on the user's decision. The full uninstall command line for VMware Workstation is MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}. The program's main executable file has a size of 2.82 MB (2959920 bytes) on disk and is called vmware.exe.

The executable files below are installed along with VMware Workstation. They take about 46.32 MB (48567944 bytes) on disk.

  • ace_upgrade.exe (2.34 MB)
  • farexec-service.exe (346.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (54.55 KB)
  • unzip.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (146.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (22.05 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.11 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (2.56 MB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (31.55 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (106.55 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.48 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (70.55 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (182.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.05 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.82 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (386.55 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (494.55 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (62.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (54.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (7.21 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (9.34 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (8.60 MB)
  • bulkDeploy.exe (17.55 KB)
  • instmsiw.exe (1.74 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (716.00 KB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (322.55 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (130.55 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.11 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (142.55 KB)
  • customize.exe (246.55 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (58.55 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (310.55 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (78.55 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (28.55 KB)
  • wminictest.exe (154.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (186.55 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (130.55 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Workstation. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Workstation: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are shown below.

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

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

VMware Workstation is an application marketed by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users try to remove this program. This can be difficult because doing this by hand requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK way to remove VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to take care of your computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good 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 applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation app will be found automatically. After you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some data about the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Workstation:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation that 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 can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-08-06 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-06 01:51:41.880