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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. Usually the VMware Tools application is installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option during install. The full command line for removing VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{BB4BDC36-C8C8-4DA6-9945-D7A068D0AD52}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for administrator rights. VMware Tools's main file takes about 73.19 KB (74944 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 1.18 MB (1236992 bytes) on disk.



  • openssl.exe (354.19 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (73.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (58.19 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.69 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (156.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 9.10.5.2981885 of VMware Tools. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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Some files, folders and registry entries can not be uninstalled when you want to remove VMware Tools from your PC.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\guestproxy-cert-management.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_TW\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\openssl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableGuestHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\guestInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\ssleay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmrawdsk.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win32\vmStatsProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win32\vmStatsProviderMsgs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win64\vmStatsProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmStatsProvider\win64\vmStatsProviderMsgs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\libeay32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\datatypes.dtd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\saml-schema-assertion-2.0.xsd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\xenc-schema.xsd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\xml.xsd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\xmldsig-core-schema.xsd
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\XMLSchema.dtd

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\63CDB4BB8C8C6AD499547D0A860DDA25
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BB4BDC36-C8C8-4DA6-9945-D7A068D0AD52}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\63CDB4BB8C8C6AD499547D0A860DDA25\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{BB4BDC36-C8C8-4DA6-9945-D7A068D0AD52}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath




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

VMware Tools is an application by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people choose to erase this program. This can be troublesome because removing this by hand requires some experience related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best QUICK practice 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 already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


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


5. All the programs installed on the computer will appear

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


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VMware Tools.
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8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-26 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-26 04:35:45.927