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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. You can get more details on VMware Tools at . The program is often located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's decision. The entire uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{126B9589-E518-4C6E-A2AA-9DC648FCA9AA}. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 64.58 KB (66128 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in VMware Tools. They occupy 1.46 MB (1532352 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (134.08 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.58 KB)
  • unzip.exe (171.08 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.58 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (252.08 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (26.08 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (68.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (393.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.08 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (59.08 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (48.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version only. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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How to erase VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to erase this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because removing this by hand takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY solution to erase 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 Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following information about the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{126B9589-E518-4C6E-A2AA-9DC648FCA9AA}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
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This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, 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. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-01 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-01 10:29:14.490