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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. vmware.exe is the VMware Workstation's primary executable file and it occupies close to 2.15 MB (2249944 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed along with VMware Workstation. They take about 132.34 MB (138767832 bytes) on disk.

  • 7za.exe (1.11 MB)
  • drvInst64.exe (523.21 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (432.30 KB)
  • openssl.exe (459.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (475.97 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (409.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (6.44 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (374.71 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (1.67 MB)
  • vmrest.exe (11.20 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (494.71 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (757.05 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (55.92 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (99.05 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (15.92 MB)
  • vmware-kvm.exe (665.21 KB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (3.72 MB)
  • vmware-shell-ext-thunker.exe (95.71 KB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (116.21 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (194.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.72 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.15 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (1.02 MB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (1.22 MB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (284.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (279.55 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (31.21 KB)
  • zip.exe (301.55 KB)
  • cdb.exe (480.83 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (5.26 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (130.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (743.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (221.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (221.55 KB)
  • mksSandbox-debug.exe (3.98 MB)
  • mksSandbox-stats.exe (3.48 MB)
  • mksSandbox.exe (3.29 MB)
  • tpm2emu.exe (1.10 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (23.23 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (20.81 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (17.36 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 16.0.0 of VMware Workstation. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation versions: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you remove VMware Workstation.

Many times the following registry data will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D51F496C-D02A-4AFA-AB43-F61B94462C9E}

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{D51F496C-D02A-4AFA-AB43-F61B94462C9E}\

A way to remove VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users decide to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be hard because deleting this by hand requires some experience related to PCs. The best SIMPLE manner to uninstall 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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to take care of your computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the applications installed on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation app will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Workstation in the list , the following data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After uninstalling VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform 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 uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2020-06-09 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2020-06-09 15:34:41.170