Application VMware Tools

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

You can find below details on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Check out here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. You can get more details about VMware Tools at . VMware Tools is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. Note that you might be prompted for admin rights. The application's main executable file occupies 474.55 KB (485936 bytes) on disk and is labeled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 4.33 MB (4539440 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (98.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (445.29 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (249.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (357.28 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (358.55 KB)
  • VMip.exe (346.55 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (70.55 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (18.05 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (386.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (35.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (27.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (474.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (138.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.03 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (46.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools: to view all...

How to erase VMware Tools from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to remove this application. This can be troublesome because removing this manually takes some knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE way to remove VMware Tools 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data about the application is available to you:

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

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-07-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-07-08 05:06:39.993