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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Take a look here for more info on VMware, Inc.. VMware Tools is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, regulated by the user's option. MsiExec.exe /I{D3B020CA-A264-4604-8B95-A25EB097B320} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The program's main executable file is named vmtoolsd.exe and it has a size of 62.19 KB (63680 bytes).

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 1.10 MB (1150464 bytes) on disk.

  • openssl.exe (344.69 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (97.19 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (62.19 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (77.69 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (52.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.19 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (125.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (27.00 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (131.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (29.50 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 versions:

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users want to remove it. Sometimes this can be efortful because doing this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. The best EASY procedure to remove VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows system.


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

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list , the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

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

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able 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 disk.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 06:46:18.090