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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 PC. The Windows version was developed by VMware, Inc.. Check out here where you can get more info on VMware, Inc.. Usually the VMware Tools application is to be found in the C:\Arquivos de programas\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during install. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{0C69DF99-B17A-4490-910B-64811AEA2F48}. The application's main executable file is named vmtoolsd.exe and it has a size of 62.69 KB (64192 bytes).

The following executable files are incorporated in VMware Tools. They take 9.04 MB (9479360 bytes) on disk.



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (35.19 KB)
  • openssl.exe (424.19 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (97.19 KB)
  • rvmSetup.exe (31.00 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (3.49 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (2.08 MB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (1.79 MB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (405.19 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (62.69 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.21 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (77.69 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (83.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.69 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (125.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (27.00 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (132.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (29.00 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version 10.0.5.3228253 only. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools:

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Some files and registry entries are usually left behind when you remove VMware Tools.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below are left behind on your disk when you remove VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\wow64\vmhgfs.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
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\UserNameproxycerttool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\install-rvmSetup.cmd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\thinprint.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableUserNameHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\UserNameInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • 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\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rvmSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnect.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGatewaydeu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmrawdsk.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\iconv.dll

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\64A09ED0D728549419887857FD67BA90
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0DE90A46-827D-4945-9188-8775DF76AB09}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\64A09ED0D728549419887857FD67BA90\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{0DE90A46-827D-4945-9188-8775DF76AB09}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMware Physical Disk Helper Service\ImagePath




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

VMware Tools is a program by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE practice to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a 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 asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 21:48:19.620