Application VMware Tools

How to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This page contains detailed information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was created for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Open here for more info on VMware, Inc.. Click on to get more facts about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. Usually the VMware Tools application is placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during install. The full command line for uninstalling VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe is the VMware Tools's main executable file and it takes circa 660.08 KB (675920 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 5.55 MB (5823648 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (150.08 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.58 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • VMip.exe (28.58 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (60.58 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (225.08 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (417.08 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.08 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (75.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (44.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (48.08 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (660.08 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (171.58 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.39 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (52.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to VMware Tools version only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to delete VMware Tools from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users decide to remove this program. Sometimes this can be difficult because performing this manually takes some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE action 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 system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system utility.

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

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list , some data about the application is made available to you:

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

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. 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. 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 asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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


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 PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing 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.

2015-04-27 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-27 13:10:02.860