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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 is produced by VMware, Inc.. Check out here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. VMware Workstation's main file takes around 2.19 MB (2293696 bytes) and is called vmware.exe.

The following executable files are incorporated in VMware Workstation. They take 204.29 MB (214214848 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.10 MB)
  • autostart-helper.exe (24.44 KB)
  • containerd-shim-crx-v2.exe (20.12 MB)
  • containerd.exe (18.52 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (531.94 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (425.53 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (410.44 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (13.98 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (364.44 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.75 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.18 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (500.44 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (779.44 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (50.94 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (76.44 KB)
  • vmware-autostart.exe (63.44 KB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (677.94 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.98 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (111.44 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (190.94 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.62 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.19 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.02 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.22 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (275.44 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (269.94 KB)
  • zip.exe (294.44 KB)
  • docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe (8.67 MB)
  • vctl.exe (26.85 MB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.64 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (133.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (773.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (206.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (206.44 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (5.17 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (4.47 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (4.19 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (985.94 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (26.75 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (23.71 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.99 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 17.5.1 of VMware Workstation. For more VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
If planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\VMware\workstation.log
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.15.5.6.rar.lnk
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\

Frequently the following registry data will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\995C8C05D4362A84AB1B53A719E73E7B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{50C8C599-634D-48A2-BAB1-357A917EE3B7}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Additional values that you should delete:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\995C8C05D4362A84AB1B53A719E73E7B\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{50C8C599-634D-48A2-BAB1-357A917EE3B7}\

How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Some users decide to remove this program. Sometimes this is hard because doing this by hand requires some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY procedure to remove 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
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 shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. When you click VMware Workstation in the list , the following data regarding the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to remove, 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 then uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press 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 uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2024-02-27 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2024-02-27 15:41:06.750