Application VMware Tools

A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Click on to get more data about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. VMware Tools is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, subject to the user's decision. MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The program's main executable file is named VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and occupies 665.11 KB (681072 bytes).

VMware Tools is comprised of the following executables which take 6.19 MB (6487072 bytes) on disk:

  • COMREG.EXE (145.11 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (121.61 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (630.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (343.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (529.78 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (60.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (242.61 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (252.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (425.11 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (513.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (401.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (32.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (665.11 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (171.61 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.49 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (51.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB) to view all...

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

A way to erase VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application offered by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people try to remove this application. This is efortful because deleting this by hand requires some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. The best EASY solution 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to clean your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
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 find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will 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 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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The text above 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 application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-27 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-27 06:04:39.813