Application VMware Tools

How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Check out here for more info on VMware, Inc.. Click on to get more details about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. 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 choice while installing the application. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. The application's main executable file has a size of 665.65 KB (681624 bytes) on disk and is titled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 6.19 MB (6493816 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (145.15 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.65 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (630.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (343.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (529.78 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (60.15 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (242.65 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (252.65 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (425.15 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.65 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (513.65 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (401.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (32.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (665.65 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (171.65 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.50 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.65 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.65 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to erase VMware Tools from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users choose to remove this program. This can be difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY solution 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools application will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following information about the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want 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 /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


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, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed info 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.

2015-04-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-20 13:22:15.553