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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

VMware Workstation is a computer program. This page is comprised of details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. More info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. VMware Workstation's main file takes around 1.89 MB (1983560 bytes) and is called vmware.exe.

VMware Workstation contains of the executables below. They occupy 108.32 MB (113579864 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.04 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (444.57 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (430.66 KB)
  • openssl.exe (432.57 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (440.07 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (391.57 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.11 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (358.07 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.49 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (467.07 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (896.07 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (34.71 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (95.57 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.90 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (654.57 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (5.08 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (90.57 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (109.57 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (198.07 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.30 MB)
  • vmware.exe (1.89 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (915.07 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.07 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (264.57 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (260.07 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (26.57 KB)
  • zip.exe (299.57 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (6.71 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (78.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (593.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (211.57 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (211.57 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (25.25 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.75 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (20.01 MB) to view all...

The current web page applies to VMware Workstation version 12.5.2 only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation releases: to view all...
Numerous files, folders and registry entries can not be deleted when you remove VMware Workstation from your PC.

The files below remain 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\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

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0BF33C708C5232741A4E106808989B16
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{07C33FB0-25C8-4723-A1E4-01868089B961}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\0BF33C708C5232741A4E106808989B16\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{07C33FB0-25C8-4723-A1E4-01868089B961}\

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

VMware Workstation is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users want to erase this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because deleting this manually requires some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK approach to erase VMware Workstation is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation program will be found very quickly. When you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation which 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 computer.

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


This page is not a recommendation to remove 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 PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing 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' computers.

2016-11-14 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-11-14 08:35:16.147