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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page contains complete information on how to remove VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Go over here for more details on VMware, Inc.. Please follow if you want to read more on VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s page. VMware Tools is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, regulated by the user's choice. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{5860AC72-0ECA-4F61-B252-85C99FD64D37}. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is titled vmtoolsd.exe and occupies 65.21 KB (66776 bytes).

The following executables are installed beside VMware Tools. They occupy about 1.40 MB (1469768 bytes) on disk.



  • comreg.exe (134.71 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (104.21 KB)
  • unzip.exe (171.71 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (65.21 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (252.71 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (26.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (394.21 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (37.71 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (59.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (48.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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This page is about VMware Tools version 8.6.17.55533 only. For other VMware Tools versions please click below:

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How to uninstall VMware Tools with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Frequently, people decide to uninstall this application. This can be hard because uninstalling this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall 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 PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list of applications, some information regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you 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.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:


  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{5860AC72-0ECA-4F61-B252-85C99FD64D37}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. 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. Click Next to perform 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 removing VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

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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 for your PC. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-10-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-10-20 19:09:53.273