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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page contains detailed information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. More data about the program VMware Tools can be found at . The program is usually placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's choice. The entire uninstall command line for VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{A3CDC01A-D69F-4B92-BAB6-103CABE90BBC}. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 64.11 KB (65648 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They occupy 3.01 MB (3152192 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.11 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (632.79 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (351.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (529.78 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.11 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.61 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.61 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.11 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (391.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.61 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.61 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.61 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
  • instutil32.exe (61.61 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall VMware Tools.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\VMware Tools

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\comreg.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\audio\vmaudio.cat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\audio\vmaudio.inf

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{6B8C0665-86D9-4dc9-8D58-FABE31A495E3}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{7517BC11-42BF-4B93-95B3-30F4C2FD6A5E}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B05F498F-4FD6-4AE6-87A4-D99E2198B737}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\A10CDC3AF96D29B4AB6B01C3BA9EB0CB

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\VMwareHostOpen.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{095B9B12-8BDE-49D2-984B-BF01B4F8CDAF}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1D0FFECA-EDB9-4F7A-AA04-F4CAB711DD35}\InprocServer32\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{46AE633A-032B-41CC-8FC7-E26E246E6CB8}\InprocServer32\

A way to remove VMware Tools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application by the software company VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this can be difficult because uninstalling this manually takes some skill regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE 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 on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Click on 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 existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. When you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing 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{A3CDC01A-D69F-4B92-BAB6-103CABE90BBC}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you 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 able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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This page is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove 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 discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-02-28 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-02-28 14:56:27.650