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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

This info is about VMware Workstation for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here for more info on VMware, Inc.. You can see more info on VMware Workstation at . VMware Workstation is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation directory, regulated by the user's option. 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 2.62 MB (2751128 bytes) on disk and is titled vmware.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside VMware Workstation. They occupy about 56.78 MB (59535480 bytes) on disk.

  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.65 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.74 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (394.65 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (6.78 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (326.65 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.65 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.89 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (430.65 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (454.65 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (70.65 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.65 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.81 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (1.90 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (126.65 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (186.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (174.65 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (938.65 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (16.07 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (13.88 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.62 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (690.65 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (322.65 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (306.65 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (10.00 KB)
  • vssSnapVista64.exe (19.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • bootrun.exe (178.65 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.65 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.65 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.65 KB)
  • imgcust-reboot.exe (178.65 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (322.65 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (29.15 KB)
  • imgCustPrep64.exe (35.65 KB)
  • loginblocker.exe (166.65 KB)
  • StorePwd.exe (74.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (482.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.65 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB) to view all...

This info is about VMware Workstation version only. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling VMware Workstation we recommend you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\vmsetup.20190401003455.vmware workstation.msi.install.log

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA

A way to erase VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users want to erase this program. This is difficult because deleting this by hand requires some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK practice to erase 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you are about to uninstall, 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 dialog will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start 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 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.


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2020-08-01 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-08-01 14:38:56.510