VMware Workstation VMware Workstation

A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

VMware Workstation is a software application. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here for more information on VMware, Inc.. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 2.19 MB (2293184 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in VMware Workstation. They take 204.29 MB (214218320 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.10 MB)
  • autostart-helper.exe (25.09 KB)
  • containerd-shim-crx-v2.exe (20.12 MB)
  • containerd.exe (18.52 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (531.94 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (425.53 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (410.44 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (13.98 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (364.44 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.75 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (6.18 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (500.44 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (779.44 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (50.94 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (76.44 KB)
  • vmware-autostart.exe (63.44 KB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (677.94 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.98 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (111.44 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (190.94 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.62 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.19 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.02 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.22 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (276.09 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (270.59 KB)
  • zip.exe (294.44 KB)
  • docker-machine-driver-vmware.exe (8.67 MB)
  • vctl.exe (26.85 MB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.64 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (133.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (773.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (206.44 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (207.09 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (5.17 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (4.47 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (4.19 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (985.94 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (26.75 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (23.71 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.99 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 17.5.0 of VMware Workstation. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
If you're planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMWARE_WORKSTATION_VMUI
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\VMware Workstation Pro.lnk
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent\VMware Workstation 16 Pro 16.2.4 Build 20089737 (24.08 2022) RePack by KpoJIuK.torrent

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AF94FB003A6E72241AE8A4096395E4D9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{00BF49FA-E6A3-4227-A18E-4A9036594E9D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AF94FB003A6E72241AE8A4096395E4D9\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{00BF49FA-E6A3-4227-A18E-4A9036594E9D}\

A way to delete VMware Workstation from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users try to remove this application. Sometimes this can be troublesome because performing this manually requires some skill related to PCs. One of the best QUICK practice to remove 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 already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs 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 click VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case 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.

2023-10-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2023-10-20 22:56:43.637