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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

VMware Workstation is a computer program. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. Detailed information about VMware Workstation can be found at . The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder (same installation drive as Windows). 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 approximately 2.62 MB (2751088 bytes) on disk.

VMware Workstation is comprised of the following executables which occupy 96.34 MB (101020104 bytes) on disk:



  • drvInst64.exe (447.61 KB)
  • farexec-service.exe (582.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (62.61 KB)
  • mkisofs.exe (421.70 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.55 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (66.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (394.61 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (6.78 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (326.61 KB)
  • vmplayer-service.exe (74.61 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.89 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (430.61 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (454.61 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (70.61 KB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (35.61 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (110.61 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.81 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.07 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (1.89 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (126.61 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (186.55 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (174.61 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (938.61 KB)
  • vmware.exe (2.62 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (690.61 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (910.61 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (322.61 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (306.61 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (10.00 KB)
  • vssSnapVista64.exe (19.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (2.63 MB)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (4.28 MB)
  • bulkDeploy.exe (21.61 KB)
  • instmsiw.exe (2.47 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (1.54 MB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (330.61 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (394.61 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.55 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (178.61 KB)
  • customize.exe (314.61 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (74.61 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (486.61 KB)
  • imgcust-reboot.exe (178.61 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (322.61 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (29.11 KB)
  • imgCustPrep64.exe (35.61 KB)
  • loginblocker.exe (166.61 KB)
  • StorePwd.exe (74.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (482.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.61 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (202.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (19.48 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (17.81 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.59 MB)
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The current page applies to VMware Workstation version 7.1.4.16648 only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Workstation versions:

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If planning to uninstall VMware Workstation you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\acronis_api_vs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\adjperm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-L_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-S_BUSLOGIC
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\4-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\52-C_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\52-S_SYMMPI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-C_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-CL_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-E_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-S_VMSCSI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-S_VMX_SVGA
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\5-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-C_ISAPNP
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-C_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-C_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-CL_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-CL_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-E_PS2KBD
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-E_PS2MOUSE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-S_LSI_SCSI
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_EVENTLOG_I8042
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\6-SKUNKWORKS_S_I8042
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\elevated.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.jp.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\farexec-service.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\gvmomi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\collapse.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\expanded.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seebttm.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seelflow.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seeright.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\About_this_Help.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_adding_dvd_cd-rom_and_floppy_drives_to_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_adding_virtual_disks_to_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_advanced_cd-rom_options.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_advanced_hard_disk_settings.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_advanced_options_for_application_developers.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_benefits_of_using_virtual_disks.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_bridged_networking.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_changing_networking_configuration.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_common_networking_configurations.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_components_of_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_components_of_virtual_network.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_keyboard_features.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_multiple_monitors_for_one_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_power_settings_panel.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_sound.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_video_and_sound.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_configuring_virtual_network.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_connecting_devices.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_controlling_vm_display.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_creating_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_device_drivers.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_disconnecting_usb_devices_from_vm.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_disk_capacity.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_downloadablecomponentpreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_easy_install_feature_for_some_UserName_oss.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_example_of_custom_networking_configuration.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_exitbehaviorpreferences.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_extending_expired_ace.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_feedback_statement.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_general_vm_settings.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_getting_started_with_vms.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_UserName_os_selection.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_hard_disk_settings_for_virtual_disks.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_host-only_networking.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_how_automatic_updates_occur.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_how_device_control_shared_between_host_and_UserName.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_how_notified_to_do_manual_update.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_ide_and_scsi_disk_types.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_installing_and_using_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_installing_UserName_os.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_installing_tools.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_keyboard_mapping_on_linux_host.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\c_lock_files.html

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\C:|Program Files|VMware|VMware Workstation|Resources|msvcm80.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA




A way to erase VMware Workstation from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to erase this application. This can be efortful because performing this by hand requires some knowledge related to PCs. One of the best QUICK action to erase 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 on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs installed on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". The VMware Workstation program will be found automatically. After you select VMware Workstation in the list , some 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 - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Workstation:


  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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Disclaimer

The text above 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 application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Workstation supposing you decide this is what you want to do. 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.

2016-07-26 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-26 11:36:35.363