Application VMware Tools

A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. More information about the software VMware Tools can be found at . The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder. Take into account that this path can vary being determined by the user's choice. VMware Tools's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. VMware Tools's main file takes around 478.61 KB (490096 bytes) and is named VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which occupy 3.74 MB (3920816 bytes) on disk:

  • COMREG.EXE (102.61 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (98.61 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (445.29 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (249.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (357.28 KB)
  • VMip.exe (26.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (62.61 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (154.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (310.61 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (70.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (35.11 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (54.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (478.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (182.61 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1,014.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (46.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB) to view all...

The current page applies to VMware Tools version alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to erase VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to erase this program. Sometimes this is difficult because performing this manually requires some skill related to PCs. The best SIMPLE way to erase VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

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


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools application will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, some data regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star 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 - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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



This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing 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 discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-09-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-09-19 07:22:03.260