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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

This page contains thorough information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. The Windows release was created by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. More info about the software VMware Tools can be seen at . VMware Tools is usually installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's decision when installing the program. MsiExec.exe /X{7531A086-DF8B-47E6-9AFF-4C0055859138} is the full command line if you want to uninstall VMware Tools. The application's main executable file occupies 64.15 KB (65688 bytes) on disk and is named vmtoolsd.exe.

The following executables are incorporated in VMware Tools. They take 1.45 MB (1519752 bytes) on disk.

  • comreg.exe (127.00 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (103.15 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.65 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (64.15 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (251.65 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (25.65 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.65 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (392.65 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (36.65 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (58.65 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (47.65 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.65 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version alone. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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How to remove VMware Tools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people decide to remove it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand requires some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best QUICK action to remove 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management 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 installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". The VMware Tools program will be found automatically. When you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, the following information regarding the application is made 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.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{7531A086-DF8B-47E6-9AFF-4C0055859138}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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The text above 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. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-10-26 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-10-26 20:21:21.380