Application VMware Tools

A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your PC. It is made by VMware, Inc.. More information about VMware, Inc. can be read here. Click on to get more data about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file is called VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and occupies 434.55 KB (444976 bytes).

The following executable files are incorporated in VMware Tools. They take 4.53 MB (4752416 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (98.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (373.23 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (233.23 KB)
  • VMip.exe (330.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (318.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (290.55 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (326.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (298.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (530.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (434.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (406.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (814.55 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (46.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

This data is about VMware Tools version alone. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools: to view all...

A way to erase VMware Tools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users choose to uninstall this program. This can be troublesome because uninstalling this manually takes some experience related to Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK way to uninstall VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications 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 application will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example 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 confirmation window will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
Software Application


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 software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2015-05-07 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-05-06 21:04:25.180