Application VMware Tools

A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Click on to get more facts about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. Usually the VMware Tools program is installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 186.55 KB (191024 bytes) on disk and is called VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

The executable files below are installed beside VMware Tools. They take about 1.75 MB (1835392 bytes) on disk.

  • TPAutoConnect.exe (340.00 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (288.00 KB)
  • VMip.exe (106.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (78.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (258.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (186.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (90.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (262.55 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (42.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

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

A way to remove VMware Tools from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program by VMware, Inc.. Some users want to erase this application. This can be troublesome because performing this manually takes some knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE solution to erase 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 a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to remove, by pressing 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 /I{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with 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 registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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



The text above 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 application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-05-05 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-05-05 02:40:26.093