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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

You can find on this page detailed information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It is produced by VMware, Inc.. Further information on VMware, Inc. can be seen here. Click on to get more facts about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. The program is usually located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{3B1B2F75-DFF6-4CD0-A46D-2A543C46EAEC} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 72.08 KB (73808 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed alongside VMware Tools. They take about 2.66 MB (2789056 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.08 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1,001.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.08 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (16.08 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (21.08 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (79.08 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (50.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (39.58 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.08 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 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 releases:

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How to remove VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by VMware, Inc.. Some people choose to erase this application. This can be troublesome because doing this manually takes some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE action 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 PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data about the program is available to you:

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

  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{3B1B2F75-DFF6-4CD0-A46D-2A543C46EAEC}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform 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 registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall 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 computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-23 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 19:43:00.393