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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. VMware Tools is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, regulated by the user's option. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{4F6F33A1-ECAD-488D-8B18-02ADA5A454DC}. The program's main executable file occupies 61.58 KB (63056 bytes) on disk and is labeled vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which occupy 2.01 MB (2110576 bytes) on disk:

  • rpctool.exe (96.58 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (693.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (369.33 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (397.33 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (61.58 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.58 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (77.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (47.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (35.08 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (125.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools versions:

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How to remove VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users want to remove it. Sometimes this is easier said than done because removing this manually requires some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK solution to remove VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to clean your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. 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.

2016-06-28 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-28 19:56:29.690