Application VMware Tools

A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This web page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be found here. More information about VMware Tools can be seen at . VMware Tools is typically set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, regulated by the user's option. MsiExec.exe /I{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The application's main executable file has a size of 203.71 KB (208600 bytes) on disk and is called VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Tools. They take 1.29 MB (1357208 bytes) on disk.

  • Shutdown.exe (67.71 KB)
  • VMip.exe (115.71 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (83.71 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (259.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (203.71 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (143.71 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (267.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (43.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB) to view all...

This web page is about VMware Tools version alone. You can find below info on other application versions of VMware Tools: to view all...
If you're planning to uninstall VMware Tools you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Tools from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\video\install.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\video\VMX_SVGA.DRV
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\video\vmx_svga.inf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\video\VMX_SVGA.vxd
  • 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\Shutdown.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\unicows.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMControlPanel.cpl
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMip.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtbox.chm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHgfsClient.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareService.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareXferlogs.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\zip.exe

Many times the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • 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

Additional registry values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C2A6F2EFE6910124C940B2B12CF170FE\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\

How to delete VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to remove this program. Sometimes this is troublesome because removing this by hand takes some experience related to Windows internal functioning. The best EASY approach to remove 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains 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 program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove 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 of VMware Tools which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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



This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-08-13 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-13 12:41:32.613