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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. VMware Tools is typically set up in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the program. VMware Tools's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{748D3A12-9B82-4B08-A0FF-CFDE83612E87}. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 88.92 KB (91056 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 2.51 MB (2630400 bytes) on disk.



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (52.42 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (157.92 KB)
  • rvmSetup.exe (54.92 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (560.42 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (88.92 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (96.42 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (33.42 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (102.42 KB)
  • VMwareNamespaceCmd.exe (35.42 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (102.92 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (84.42 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (195.42 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.42 KB)
  • CommAmqpListener.exe (73.50 KB)
  • ConfigProvider.exe (148.50 KB)
  • InstallProvider.exe (192.00 KB)
  • ManagementAgentHost.exe (68.00 KB)
  • RemoteCommandProvider.exe (55.00 KB)
  • TestInfraProvider.exe (63.00 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (48.42 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (153.42 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (54.42 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version 10.3.2.9925305 alone. You can find below info on other versions of VMware Tools:

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Numerous files, folders and Windows registry entries can be left behind when you are trying to remove VMware Tools from your computer.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Tools from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-UserName\VMwareDnD\404fc790\PLUGINS\5_ABAFP8\abafp8\Samples\Servers\Foxisapi\Tools
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-UserName\VMwareDnD\404fc790\PLUGINS\5_ABAFP8\abafp8\Tools

Usually, the following files remain 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\guestproxycerttool.exe
  • 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\install-rvmSetup.cmd
  • 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\pcre.dll
  • 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\rvmSetup.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\vmacthlp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.txt
  • 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\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\libxml2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\libxmlsec.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\libxmlsec-openssl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\pcre.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\pcreposix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMware VGAuth\schemas\catalog.xml
  • 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

Usually the following registry data will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\ED1002A5009315B4A9CDA0972D4B4D64
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5A2001DE-3900-4B51-9ADC-0A79D2B4D446}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\ED1002A5009315B4A9CDA0972D4B4D64\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\{5A2001DE-3900-4B51-9ADC-0A79D2B4D446}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMware Physical Disk Helper Service\ImagePath




How to delete VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is an application released by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users choose to erase it. This is difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your Windows system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications 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 application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of apps, some data about the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you 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 app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools which have been left behind will be found 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 folders are left behind on your disk.

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

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Disclaimer

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 application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-09-26 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-09-26 00:33:41.270