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How to uninstall VMware Workstation from your PC

This page contains detailed information on how to remove VMware Workstation for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. You can read more about on VMware Workstation at . VMware Workstation is usually set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder, regulated by the user's option. VMware Workstation's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}. The program's main executable file is called vmware.exe and occupies 2.82 MB (2955824 bytes).

VMware Workstation contains of the executables below. They take 46.26 MB (48502408 bytes) on disk.

  • ace_upgrade.exe (2.34 MB)
  • farexec-service.exe (342.55 KB)
  • hqtray.exe (54.55 KB)
  • unzip.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (146.55 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (22.05 KB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (118.55 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (2.10 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (2.56 MB)
  • vmware-acetool.exe (31.55 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (106.55 KB)
  • vmware-fullscreen.exe (2.47 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (70.55 KB)
  • vmware-ufad.exe (182.55 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.05 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.82 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (386.55 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (494.55 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (62.55 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (54.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (7.20 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (9.33 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (8.60 MB)
  • bulkDeploy.exe (17.55 KB)
  • instmsiw.exe (1.74 MB)
  • pkt_app.exe (716.00 KB)
  • pkt_deploy.exe (322.55 KB)
  • pkt_run.exe (130.55 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.11 MB)
  • bootrun.exe (142.55 KB)
  • customize.exe (246.55 KB)
  • deployPkg.exe (58.55 KB)
  • guestcustutil.exe (310.55 KB)
  • imgCustFinalization.exe (78.55 KB)
  • imgCustPrep.exe (28.55 KB)
  • wminictest.exe (154.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (186.55 KB)
  • upgrader.exe (130.55 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Workstation. For more VMware Workstation versions please click below: to view all...
VMware Workstation has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-support\vmsupport-1-30-2021-23-39\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-support\vmsupport-1-30-2021-23-39\Global_Config\VMware Workstation
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\IDM\DwnlData\UserName\VMware-workstation-f_150

The files below were left behind on your disk by VMware Workstation's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VMware Workstation.lnk
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\VMware Workstation.lnk
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}\ARP.ico1

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA\ProductName

How to delete VMware Workstation from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people try to uninstall it. This can be difficult because deleting this manually takes some skill related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK approach 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 on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Workstation or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Workstation in the list of applications, the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Workstation, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Workstation:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation

8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing 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 computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
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The text above 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. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-01 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-01 07:14:15.043