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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find on this page detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is written by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this location can vary depending on the user's decision. The full uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{30B36D27-24D7-4C18-996D-9A23B9235707}. The program's main executable file is titled vmtoolsd.exe and occupies 80.98 KB (82920 bytes).

The following executables are installed along with VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.17 MB (2277648 bytes) on disk.

  • guestproxycerttool.exe (49.98 KB)
  • openssl.exe (521.48 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (118.48 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (80.98 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.48 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (31.48 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (102.48 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (79.48 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (152.98 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.48 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (66.00 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (169.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (216.50 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (59.50 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (63.00 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (67.00 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.00 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (160.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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How to erase VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application by VMware, Inc.. Some people decide to remove this program. Sometimes this is hard because performing this manually takes some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE manner 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list of apps, the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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



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 PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall 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.

2017-07-22 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-07-22 12:13:32.023