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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. You can read more about on VMware Tools at . The program is often located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this path can differ being determined by the user's decision. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /X{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}. VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 652.55 KB (668208 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed beside VMware Tools. They take about 6.07 MB (6360144 bytes) on disk.



  • COMREG.EXE (129.55 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (123.05 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (512.73 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (325.73 KB)
  • VMip.exe (467.55 KB)
  • VMUpgradeHelper.exe (243.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (437.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (431.05 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (733.05 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (652.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (539.05 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (1,008.05 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (50.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB)
  • c-stubber.exe (354.55 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (64.00 KB)
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This page is about VMware Tools version 8.0.2.16474 only. You can find here a few links to other VMware Tools releases:

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

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people try to remove this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because uninstalling this by hand takes some know-how related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK manner to remove 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, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, the following information regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating 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 application you wish 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{FE2F6A2C-196E-4210-9C04-2B1BC21F07EF}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-03-02 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-03-02 14:31:46.047