Application VMware Tools

How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was developed by VMware, Inc.. More information about VMware, Inc. can be found here. More info about the app VMware Tools can be seen at . VMware Tools is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. VMware Tools's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. The application's main executable file is labeled VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe and it has a size of 482.55 KB (494128 bytes).

The executable files below are part of VMware Tools. They occupy about 4.33 MB (4545072 bytes) on disk.

  • COMREG.EXE (98.55 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (98.55 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (441.29 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (249.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (381.28 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (49.05 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (170.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (318.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (18.05 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (374.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (282.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (27.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (482.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (182.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1.05 MB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (46.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools versions: to view all...

A way to delete VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users want to erase it. This is efortful because doing this by hand takes some skill regarding PCs. The best QUICK action to erase 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

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

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start 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 using 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 ready to serve you properly.



The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, 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 in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-11-04 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-11-04 19:37:34.060