Application VMware Tools

A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Click on to get more details about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. VMware Tools is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, but this location can differ a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the application. MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The program's main executable file is titled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and occupies 655.55 KB (671280 bytes).

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 5.96 MB (6249056 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (145.05 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (626.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (341.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (493.28 KB)
  • VMip.exe (460.55 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (74.55 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (268.05 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (430.05 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.55 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (523.05 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (45.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (32.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (655.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (127.05 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.45 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools: to view all...

A way to erase VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is difficult because deleting this by hand requires some knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best EASY procedure 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 on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search field 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 , the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start 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 Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice 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 PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-08-23 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-23 06:05:52.927