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A way to uninstall VMware Workstation from your system

VMware Workstation is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. VMware Workstation's primary file takes around 1.87 MB (1960128 bytes) and is named vmware.exe.

The executables below are part of VMware Workstation. They take about 107.01 MB (112207056 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 (382.69 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (2.10 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (349.69 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.46 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (457.69 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (886.19 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 (1.87 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-debug.exe (25.24 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (22.73 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (19.99 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 12.0.0 of VMware Workstation. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Workstation: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

The files below are left behind 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\125\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\125\VMware_Workstation_vmui

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7523E2311F41A114CBC6C03AD2A3B96C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{132E3257-14F1-411A-BC6C-0CA32D3A9BC6}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\7523E2311F41A114CBC6C03AD2A3B96C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{132E3257-14F1-411A-BC6C-0CA32D3A9BC6}\

A way to remove VMware Workstation from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to uninstall it. This is troublesome because performing this by hand requires some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE procedure to uninstall 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 Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows system.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful 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 installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Workstation in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. 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 start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 16:24:29.770