Application VMware Tools

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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This page contains detailed information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. More details about VMware Tools can be seen at . The application is often placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (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}. Note that you might receive a notification for admin rights. VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 665.05 KB (681008 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 6.19 MB (6486112 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (145.05 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (630.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (343.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (529.78 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (60.05 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (242.55 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (252.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (425.05 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.55 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (513.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (401.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (32.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (665.05 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (171.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.49 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to VMware Tools version alone. For other VMware Tools versions please click below: to view all...

How to erase VMware Tools from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to uninstall this application. This can be hard because deleting this manually requires some skill regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE practice 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 already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed 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 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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



This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-05-02 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-05-02 12:20:34.303