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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This web page contains complete information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more information on VMware, Inc.. VMware Tools is usually set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, but this location may vary a lot depending on the user's option when installing the program. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{092CAFE8-7A43-4C32-82C6-A5547F93417F}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 81.93 KB (83896 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of VMware Tools. They occupy an average of 1.72 MB (1803936 bytes) on disk.



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (51.43 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (119.43 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.93 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.43 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (31.43 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (104.43 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (79.93 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (154.93 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.43 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (66.50 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (170.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (217.50 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (60.00 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (63.50 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (67.50 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (45.43 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (175.43 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (56.93 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version 10.2.1.8267844 only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools versions:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are listed below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\UserNameproxycerttool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\pcre.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableUserNameHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\UserNameInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win32\vmStatsProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win32\vmStatsProviderMsgs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win64\vmStatsProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win64\vmStatsProviderMsgs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CafIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpIntegration.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpListener.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommAmqpListener.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\CommIntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\ConfigProvider.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\Framework.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\InstallProvider.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\IntegrationSubsys.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware CAF\pme\bin\log4cpp.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8EFAC29034A723C4286C5A45F73914F7
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{092CAFE8-7A43-4C32-82C6-A5547F93417F}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8EFAC29034A723C4286C5A45F73914F7\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{092CAFE8-7A43-4C32-82C6-A5547F93417F}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareCAFCommAmqpListener\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMwareCAFManagementAgentHost\ImagePath




A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to erase this application. This can be efortful because removing this manually requires some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY way 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, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform 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 uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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

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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 computer. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall 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.

2018-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-06-18 14:55:56.197