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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a software application. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. Go over here for more info on VMware, Inc.. Please follow if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s web page. Usually the VMware Tools program is placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during install. The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{50EFFF2E-0842-4760-BEA6-F2A4F151430A}. vmtoolsd.exe is the VMware Tools's primary executable file and it takes approximately 72.71 KB (74456 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are contained in VMware Tools. They occupy 2.70 MB (2829704 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.71 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1.01 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.71 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (16.71 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (21.71 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (79.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (51.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.21 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools releases:

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A way to delete VMware Tools from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people want to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is easier said than done because doing this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK approach to uninstall 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.vmware.com/fr
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{50EFFF2E-0842-4760-BEA6-F2A4F151430A}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of 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 Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above 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 only 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' PCs.

2016-07-05 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-05 08:16:27.037