I had not heard about such issues before, however I think it can be related to filter layering with VMWare bridging driver which is also probably implemented as NDIS LWF or NDIS IM driver. In order to support virtual network adapter with its own MAC address VMWare bridging driver probably puts real hardware NIC into promiscuous mode and clone received packets to virtual NIC inside VMWare. Here you probably have a sort of conflict between filter drivers, when packets for virtual NIC MAC address are not delivered to VMWare driver. Could you try uninstall VMWare, reboot and reinstall while keeping Winpkfilter installed? It may change drivers layering and fix the issue.