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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. It is written by VMware, Inc.. Open here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. You can see more info related to VMware Tools at . Usually the VMware Tools application is found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during setup. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{B53D42E8-872B-430E-82D4-80065A31FCE1}. VMwareService.exe is the VMware Tools's primary executable file and it takes approximately 116.10 KB (118890 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed beside VMware Tools. They occupy about 260.38 KB (266634 bytes) on disk.

  • VMip.exe (24.09 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (116.10 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (44.10 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (76.10 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 3.00.0000 of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Tools from your PC:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\VMware Tools
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below are left behind on your disk by VMware Tools when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\VMware Tools\start VM Statistics Logging.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\COMREG.EXE
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\dbghelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6B8C0665-86D9-4dc9-8D58-FABE31A495E3}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{7517BC11-42BF-4B93-95B3-30F4C2FD6A5E}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B05F498F-4FD6-4AE6-87A4-D99E2198B737}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B53D42E8-872B-430E-82D4-80065A31FCE1}

Open regedit.exe to delete the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{095B9B12-8BDE-49D2-984B-BF01B4F8CDAF}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1D0FFECA-EDB9-4F7A-AA04-F4CAB711DD35}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{46AE633A-032B-41CC-8FC7-E26E246E6CB8}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C73DA087-EDDB-4a7c-B216-8EF8A3B92C7B}\InprocServer32\

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

VMware Tools is an application by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users decide to erase it. This is easier said than done because doing this manually takes some experience regarding PCs. The best QUICK way to erase 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 on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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

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

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found automatically. After you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, some data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the program is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{B53D42E8-872B-430E-82D4-80065A31FCE1}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. 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 found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. 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.

2019-05-12 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-05-12 00:27:45.740