VMware Workstation VMware Workstation

A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

VMware Workstation is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more information on VMware, Inc.. The application's main executable file occupies 2.18 MB (2283736 bytes) on disk and is named vmware.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Workstation. They occupy 208.80 MB (218945704 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • containerd-shim-crx-v2.exe (20.13 MB)
  • containerd.exe (18.53 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (524.55 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (432.64 KB)
  • openssl.exe (459.21 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (454.12 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (412.21 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (14.25 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (370.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.70 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.23 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (491.05 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (735.05 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.05 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (97.05 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (14.52 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (676.71 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.24 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (95.71 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (116.21 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (192.05 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.47 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.18 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.01 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.22 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (281.21 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (275.71 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (31.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (301.21 KB)
  • docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe (8.68 MB)
  • vctl.exe (26.81 MB)
  • cdb.exe (480.83 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.02 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (131.05 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (707.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (213.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (213.21 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (4.01 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (3.53 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (3.33 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (958.71 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.93 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (21.47 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.96 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 16.1.0 of VMware Workstation. For other VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Part_A few of these are shown below.

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\150\VMware_Workstation_vmui

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\974690591A66B454398732D43F3B7172
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{95096479-66A1-454B-9378-234DF3B31727}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Supplementary registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\974690591A66B454398732D43F3B7172\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{95096479-66A1-454B-9378-234DF3B31727}\

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

VMware Workstation is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to remove this program. Sometimes this is efortful because deleting this manually requires some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE manner 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, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list , some data about the application is 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".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


This page 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. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2020-11-20 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-11-20 08:35:28.780