Application VMware Tools

A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This web page contains complete information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. More data about VMware, Inc. can be read here. Click on to get more information about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The program is often found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 170.55 KB (174640 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of VMware Tools. They take an average of 1.37 MB (1432496 bytes) on disk.

  • vmacthlp.exe (174.55 KB)
  • VMip.exe (94.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (66.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (262.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (170.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (98.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (350.55 KB)
  • xferlogs.exe (42.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

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

How to erase VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this is hard because deleting this by hand requires some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best QUICK 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the PC 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". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools app will be found very quickly. 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, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to uninstall, 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{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 computer. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall 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.

2015-11-08 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-11-08 17:08:24.183