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A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

You can find below details on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. More information about VMware Workstation can be seen at . Usually the VMware Workstation program is to be found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder, depending on the user's option during install. MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Workstation. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 2.82 MB (2959920 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed together with VMware Workstation. They take about 46.35 MB (48596616 bytes) on disk.

  • ace_upgrade.exe (2.34 MB)
  • farexec-service.exe (346.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (54.55 KB)
  • unzip.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (146.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (22.05 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.11 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (2.57 MB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (31.55 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (106.55 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.48 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (70.55 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (182.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.05 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.82 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (386.55 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (494.55 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (62.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (54.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (7.21 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (9.35 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (8.61 MB)
  • bulkDeploy.exe (17.55 KB)
  • instmsiw.exe (1.74 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (716.00 KB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (322.55 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (130.55 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.11 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (142.55 KB)
  • customize.exe (246.55 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (58.55 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (310.55 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (78.55 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (28.55 KB)
  • wminictest.exe (154.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (186.55 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (130.55 KB) to view all...

This page is about VMware Workstation version only. You can find below info on other application versions of VMware Workstation: to view all...

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

VMware Workstation is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be hard because deleting this manually takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW 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 interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Workstation in the list of apps, some data about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you wish to remove, 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 window will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-21 04:30:10.067