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

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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 Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate 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 activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. After you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, some data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you want to remove, 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