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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read more about how to uninstall it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Additional info about VMware, Inc. can be seen here. VMware Tools is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{04692BA7-1051-42A0-9D73-A5CACE4939C3}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for administrator rights. The application's main executable file has a size of 72.19 KB (73920 bytes) on disk and is named vmtoolsd.exe.

The following executables are contained in VMware Tools. They take 3.65 MB (3826552 bytes) on disk.

  • openssl.exe (353.69 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (2.38 MB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (90.19 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (58.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.69 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (156.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to delete VMware Tools from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to remove this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because removing this manually takes some knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK way to remove 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
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 Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools program will be found automatically. After you select VMware Tools in the list , the following information regarding the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept 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. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2015-10-02 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-10-01 23:16:35.470