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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here for more details on VMware, Inc.. Click on to get more information about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The application is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's choice. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. The application's main executable file is titled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 474.55 KB (485936 bytes).

The executables below are part of VMware Tools. They occupy about 4.33 MB (4539952 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 (36.05 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. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions: to view all...
After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below were left behind on your disk by VMware Tools's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\VMware\VMware Tools\VMUpgradeHelper.exe
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C2A6F2EFE6910124C940B2B12CF170FE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C2A6F2EFE6910124C940B2B12CF170FE\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}\

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

VMware Tools is a program by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some people decide to remove this program. Sometimes this can be troublesome because performing this by hand requires some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY approach 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 already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

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

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

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

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-23 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 02:42:01.563