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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a Windows application. Read more about how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was created by VMware, Inc.. More data about VMware, Inc. can be found here. You can get more details related to VMware Tools at . VMware Tools is typically set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's choice. The complete uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{8A00DE05-C5F7-418B-B4C2-90704ABD3464}. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 65.21 KB (66776 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 1.47 MB (1540128 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (134.71 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (104.21 KB)
  • unzip.exe (171.71 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (65.21 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (252.71 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (26.71 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (68.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (394.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.71 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (59.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (48.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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A way to erase VMware Tools from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people want to uninstall this application. This can be difficult because deleting this manually requires some knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found automatically. When you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information about the program is made available to you:

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

  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{8A00DE05-C5F7-418B-B4C2-90704ABD3464}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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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 application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-10-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-10-19 05:07:05.693