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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is made by VMware, Inc.. More data about VMware, Inc. can be read here. VMware Tools is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, subject to the user's option. MsiExec.exe /I{AFE29EE5-E1F4-40D8-B384-D446829D523B} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it takes about 61.27 KB (62736 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 2.02 MB (2118888 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (97.21 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (693.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (373.33 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (397.33 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (61.27 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.21 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (77.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (47.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (35.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (125.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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This info is about VMware Tools version only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools releases:

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How to remove VMware Tools from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people decide to erase this application. Sometimes this is efortful because removing this manually takes some experience related to PCs. The best SIMPLE manner 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 already installed on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

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

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

5. All the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left 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.
  • Technical information regarding the app you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with 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 uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above 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 software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case 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.

2016-09-26 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-09-26 06:05:57.777