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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. More info about the application VMware Tools can be found at . The program is usually found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{A5CD39D8-F8A7-494F-9357-878A4AB6537F} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 64.11 KB (65648 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 1.51 MB (1581376 bytes) on disk.



  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.11 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (391.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (61.61 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 8.6.0.6261 of VMware Tools. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling VMware Tools we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\backupscripts.d\freeze.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\audio\vmaudio.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\audio\vmaudio.inf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\audio\vmaudio.sys
  • 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\Drivers\memctl\vmmemctl.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\mouse\vmmouse.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\mouse\vmmouse.inf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\mouse\vmmouse.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\pvscsi\pvscsi.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\pvscsi\pvscsi.inf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\pvscsi\pvscsi.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet\vmxnet.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet\vmxnet.inf
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet\vmxnet.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet3\vmxnet3n61x64.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet3\vmxnet3n61x86.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet3\vmxnet3ndis6.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\vmxnet3\vmxnet3ndis6.inf
  • 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\help\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\css\GUID-0FB09365-74C8-4874-8DCF-9F3719AB8796.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-0BD592B1-A300-4C09-808A-BB447FAE2C2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-14D1E2BE-8CE5-411A-A02C-B00A6940FBAD.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-151025AE-6641-428B-9818-5E06916543F3.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-20195825-7E66-4106-B3E6-74001DF94A09.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-2D52EA83-C33F-47FA-9C6E-9E6443EA0CB2.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-35D8817F-5193-4315-AAF9-575CBDEE1B8F.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-6994A5F9-B62B-4BF1-99D8-E325874A4C7A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-7F59A4E0-2B6D-4430-9C25-B6F17C4DE510.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-7F9CD622-B66C-40D4-82D4-50FF23BD36EE.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-87CDBAF9-171C-4CA2-973E-A3EC03A38C71.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-A024460D-28A4-4541-B6BB-CFA1A31D9CE9.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-A113A508-788B-4871-86A4-0D8C987FE4D9.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-DE30092C-D613-4978-A68B-C0642B828909.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-F8FE08FF-BCE2-4796-8B85-41A31070073A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-FB7FA658-7622-4680-BD9F-7A6670C12794.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\blank.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\collapse.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\expanded.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seebttm.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seelflow.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seeright.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\scripts\expand.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\warning_small.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\alinks.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\context.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\files.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\synonyms.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\title.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\topics.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\towwhdir.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\wwhpagef.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\info.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\index.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair0.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair1.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair10.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair11.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair12.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair13.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair14.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair2.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair3.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair4.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair5.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair6.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair7.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair8.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair9.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\search0.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\toc.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\files.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\ix.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\toc.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\books.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\images\altclose.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\images\altopen.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\messages.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\settings.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\api.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\alinks.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\banner.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\blank.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\bookmark.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\content.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\controll.htm

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8D93DC5A7A8FF494397578A8A46B35F7
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A5CD39D8-F8A7-494F-9357-878A4AB6537F}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\8D93DC5A7A8FF494397578A8A46B35F7\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\{A5CD39D8-F8A7-494F-9357-878A4AB6537F}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMMEMCTL\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath




How to erase VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users choose to erase this application. This is efortful because performing this manually requires some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE procedure to erase 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.

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

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, some information about the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:


  • The web site of the application is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{A5CD39D8-F8A7-494F-9357-878A4AB6537F}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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Disclaimer

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. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-09 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-09 13:52:38.980