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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This web page contains complete information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here for more info on VMware, Inc.. More data about the program VMware Tools can be seen at . VMware Tools is normally installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's choice when installing the program. MsiExec.exe /X{F3F7F4F2-CAB8-4201-A4BE-2D597671ADD8} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 64.11 KB (65648 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Tools. They occupy 3.01 MB (3159360 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.11 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (634.35 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (353.82 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (391.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (61.61 KB)
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This page is about VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other application versions of VMware Tools:

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A way to erase VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is easier said than done because doing this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE procedure to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

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

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{F3F7F4F2-CAB8-4201-A4BE-2D597671ADD8}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found 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 entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove 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.

2015-02-06 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-02-06 16:36:29.750