remove VMware Fusion

This is an effective tutorial that helps you learn how to remove VMware Fusion on your macOS and Mac OS X. This tutorial contains an automatically removal solution, a manually removal solution and a video is provided which teach you how to remove VMware Fusion by MacRemover.

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What is it?

VMware Fusion lets users run Windows and hundreds of other operating systems on a Mac, without rebooting. Fusion is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.

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Use automatically removal solution to remove VMware Fusion in your macOS

1. Download and install MacRemover

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2. Switch to Finder and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu.

3. Locate the MacRemover icon and double-click on it.

4. VMware Fusion icon will be displayed on the Apps listview of MacRemover, and click on it.

5. Click “Run Analysis”, and then “Complete Uninstall”. VMware Fusion will be automatically and completely removed.

Use manually removal solution to remove VMware Fusion in your macOS

The steps listed below will guide you in removing VMware Fusion:

1. Switch to the Finder and select Go -> Utilities from the Finder menu.

2. Locate the Activity Monitor icon and double-click on it.

3. On the main window of Activity Monitor, find the entry for VMware Fusion Applications Menu, VMware Fusion Start Menu, vmware-docker, VMwareVMCI, vmioplug, vmmon, vmnet, VMware Fusion select them and click Quit Process.

4. Switch to the Finder again and select Go -> Applications from the Finder menu. Find the VMware Fusion icon, right-click on it and select Move to Trash. if user password is required, enter it.

5.Then, hold an Option key while the Finder’s Go is being selected. Select Library. Locate any folders that are named the following names and drag them to the Trash.

  • McAfee (in Application Support folder)
  • VMware Fusion (in Logs folder)
  • VMware Fusion (in Preferences folder)
  • com.vmware.fusion.plist (in Preferences folder)
  • com.vmware.fusionApplicationsMenu.plist (in Preferences folder)
  • com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist (in Preferences folder)

6. The following files/folders of VMware Fusion, you need to use “rm” command to delete on the Terminal.

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  • VMware
  • com.vmware.*
  • com.vmware.fusion.savedState

7. Restart your macOS.

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