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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a computer program. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Please open if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. Usually the VMware Tools application is found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during install. The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{0CC53095-1D66-4293-A91A-F1B2D82BA15A}. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's primary executable file and it occupies approximately 71.11 KB (72816 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 2.86 MB (3000704 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (109.61 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (632.88 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (353.82 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (531.37 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (71.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (253.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.61 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (78.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (397.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.11 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version alone. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users want to remove this application. Sometimes this is hard because uninstalling this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK manner 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows system.


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

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
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. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example 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{0CC53095-1D66-4293-A91A-F1B2D82BA15A}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page 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 software application. This page 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-03-01 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-03-01 13:46:27.817