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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can get more info on VMware, Inc.. Please open if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The program is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{4A59C841-96E9-41E5-9BD5-AD9B6453E361}. Note that you might receive a notification for admin rights. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it occupies approximately 72.21 KB (73944 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed alongside VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.05 MB (2151288 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.71 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (626.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (341.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (493.28 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.21 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (16.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (51.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.21 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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A way to delete VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users decide to erase it. This is hard because removing this by hand requires some know-how related to PCs. One of the best SIMPLE solution to erase VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will be made available 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 app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, some information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to remove, by pressing 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{4A59C841-96E9-41E5-9BD5-AD9B6453E361}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
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The text above 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 PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-04 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-04 07:32:05.747