Application VMware Tools

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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a software application. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. More info about VMware, Inc. can be found here. You can see more info on VMware Tools at . The program is frequently located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF} is the full command line if you want to uninstall VMware Tools. The program's main executable file is named VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 653.55 KB (669232 bytes).

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which occupy 6.07 MB (6362704 bytes) on disk:



  • COMREG.EXE (129.55 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (123.05 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (512.73 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (325.73 KB)
  • VMip.exe (467.55 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (243.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (437.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (431.05 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (733.05 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (653.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (540.05 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1,008.55 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (50.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • c-stubber.exe (354.55 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version 8.0.3.17828 alone. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools versions:

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A way to delete VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users try to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is hard because uninstalling this by hand takes some skill regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK approach 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows computer.

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2. Start 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 system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

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


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details 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: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-08-06 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-08-06 06:59:13.643