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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. More data about VMware, Inc. can be seen here. The program's main executable file is called vmware.exe and it has a size of 1.88 MB (1971904 bytes).

The executables below are part of VMware Workstation. They occupy about 81.78 MB (85755920 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (581.69 KB)
  • drvInst64.exe (436.69 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (422.78 KB)
  • openssl.exe (424.19 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (432.19 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (383.69 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.10 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (349.69 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.48 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (457.69 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (886.69 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (87.69 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.89 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (644.19 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.06 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (82.69 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (101.69 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (190.19 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.29 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.88 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (737.19 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (887.69 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (256.69 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (252.19 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (18.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.71 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (70.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (585.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (203.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (203.69 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.73 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.98 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 12.1.0 of VMware Workstation. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation.

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0AD91785-F9BD-47FD-84F7-9E27B5A1853D}

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{0AD91785-F9BD-47FD-84F7-9E27B5A1853D}\

A way to erase VMware Workstation with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people decide to uninstall this application. This is troublesome because uninstalling this by hand requires some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK procedure 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 on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows 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 existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer 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 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a recommendation 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 page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:40:13.970