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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find below details on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. VMware Tools is usually set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, regulated by the user's choice. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{507F5BFC-6DFE-43CF-A552-DABE868FCDFE}. VMware Tools's main file takes around 81.07 KB (83016 bytes) and its name is vmtoolsd.exe.

The executables below are part of VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.72 MB (2847072 bytes) on disk.

  • guestproxycerttool.exe (50.07 KB)
  • openssl.exe (519.57 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (118.57 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (527.57 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.07 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.57 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (29.57 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (31.57 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (102.57 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (79.57 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (153.07 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.57 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (66.00 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (169.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (216.50 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (59.50 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (63.00 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (67.00 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.00 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (160.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools:

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How to remove VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users choose to uninstall this program. This is efortful because performing this by hand requires some knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY manner to uninstall 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 on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some data about the program is available to you:

  • Star 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".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. 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 ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.



The text above is not a piece of advice 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 only contains detailed instructions 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 stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-12-14 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-12-14 18:19:15.077