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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

This info is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc. Further information on VMware, Inc can be seen here. Click on to get more info about VMware Workstation on VMware, Inc's website. VMware Workstation is typically set up in the C:\\Program Files (x86)\\VMware\\VMware Workstation folder, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the application. You can uninstall VMware Workstation by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's main executable file and it occupies approximately 2.00 MB (2095728 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 286.70 MB (300630648 bytes) on disk.

  • drvInst64.exe (433.61 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.70 KB)
  • openssl.exe (314.50 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (408.11 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (422.61 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (5.36 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (346.11 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.93 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (499.61 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (574.11 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.61 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (78.00 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.29 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.84 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (2.60 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (101.11 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (177.11 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.14 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (18.26 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (16.83 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (14.39 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.00 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (743.61 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (895.11 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (340.61 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (326.11 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (11.00 KB)
  • zip.exe (290.61 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (20.34 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (126.69 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (68.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (588.11 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.61 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (19.83 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (18.17 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.70 MB)
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This info is about VMware Workstation version only. You can find below a few links to other VMware Workstation releases:

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If planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\vmsetup.20181203132239.vmware workstation.msi.install.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VMware Workstation.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.Pro.v14.1.3.Build.9474260.x64_p30download.com.rar.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware.Workstation.v8.0.0.471780.Incl.Keymaker-ZWT.lnk

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VMware_Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C\ProductName

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

VMware Workstation is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc. Sometimes, people choose to erase this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because removing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY action to erase 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 Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation app will be found automatically. After you click VMware Workstation in the list , some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Workstation:

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 18:05:35.733