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A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

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.

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VMware_VMware Workstation_vmnetcfg_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmplayer
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\VMware_Workstation_vmui

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VMware Workstation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C694F15DA20DAFA4BA346FB14964C2E9
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D51F496C-D02A-4AFA-AB43-F61B94462C9E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C694F15DA20DAFA4BA346FB14964C2E9\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{D51F496C-D02A-4AFA-AB43-F61B94462C9E}\

How to uninstall VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to remove this program. Sometimes this can be difficult because performing this manually takes some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK way to remove 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 Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it exists on your system the VMware Workstation app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following information about the application is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


This page 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 software application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2020-06-09 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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