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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows version was created by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. The application is usually found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Take into account that this path can vary depending on the user's choice. MsiExec.exe /I{C34EB0A8-9CF9-468F-9108-E0248E64E9D4} is the full command line if you want to remove VMware Tools. The program's main executable file occupies 73.08 KB (74832 bytes) on disk and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.75 MB (2882752 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (106.58 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1.01 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (497.83 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (73.08 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.08 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (22.08 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (91.58 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (52.58 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (39.58 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (141.58 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.08 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version alone. For other VMware Tools versions please click below:

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A way to uninstall VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to uninstall this program. This can be easier said than done because deleting this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE action to uninstall 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, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press 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 the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs 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. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. 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. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools which 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 are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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



This page 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 instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing 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.

2015-04-11 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-11 08:59:27.233