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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find below details on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. VMware Workstation's main file takes about 2.17 MB (2270496 bytes) and is named vmware.exe.

VMware Workstation installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 199.45 MB (209134016 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • containerd-shim-crx-v2.exe (20.13 MB)
  • containerd.exe (18.52 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (530.37 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (433.96 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (403.79 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (416.37 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (14.25 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (369.77 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.74 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.80 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (501.28 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (771.78 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (59.75 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (81.27 KB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (680.27 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.70 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (97.37 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (114.77 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (194.37 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.56 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.17 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.21 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (280.28 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (277.86 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (29.78 KB)
  • zip.exe (302.87 KB)
  • docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe (8.68 MB)
  • vctl.exe (26.81 MB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.41 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (129.77 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (752.16 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.77 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.78 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (4.74 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (4.12 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (3.89 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (983.86 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (24.98 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.27 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (18.72 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 16.2.3 of VMware Workstation. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
When you're 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\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware Workstation Pro 16.2.3 with License Key {RePack}.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware Workstation Pro Full Version 16.2.3-19376536 -

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

How to delete VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people try to uninstall it. Sometimes this is hard because deleting this manually requires some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY approach 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 already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up 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 very good package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following data about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


This page 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 for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2022-03-12 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2022-03-12 07:18:12.270