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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Check out here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ being determined by the user's choice. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{D2B9F6D3-763D-44FD-8940-2AB1FB41338D}. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for administrator rights. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it occupies around 72.71 KB (74456 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 655.69 KB (671424 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.71 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.71 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (16.71 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (79.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (51.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.21 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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VMware Tools has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below remain on your disk by VMware Tools's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6B8C0665-86D9-4dc9-8D58-FABE31A495E3}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D2B9F6D3-763D-44FD-8940-2AB1FB41338D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Supplementary registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\VMwareHostOpen.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C73DA087-EDDB-4a7c-B216-8EF8A3B92C7B}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6B8C0665-86D9-4DC9-8D58-FABE31A495E3}\1.0\0\win32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6B8C0665-86D9-4DC9-8D58-FABE31A495E3}\1.0\0\win64\

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

VMware Tools is a program marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some computer users choose to remove this program. Sometimes this is efortful because performing this manually requires some experience related to Windows internal functioning. 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 already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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

4. Activate 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 find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found automatically. After you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is made 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 - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press 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 uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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The text above 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. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 20:35:28.273