Application VMware Tools

A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can find out more on VMware, Inc.. More info about the software VMware Tools can be seen at . VMware Tools is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Tools folder, regulated by the user's decision. The full command line for uninstalling VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /X{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 170.55 KB (174640 bytes) and is called VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe.

The following executables are installed along with VMware Tools. They occupy about 1.48 MB (1548816 bytes) on disk.

  • instutil64.exe (139.05 KB)
  • VMip.exe (94.55 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (86.55 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (66.55 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (62.55 KB)
  • VMwareService.exe (262.55 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (170.55 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (98.55 KB)
  • VMwareUser.exe (350.55 KB)
  • xferlogs.exe (42.55 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.55 KB) to view all...

This web page is about VMware Tools version only. You can find below info on other releases of VMware Tools: to view all...

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

VMware Tools is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be difficult because deleting this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE procedure 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 system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to take care of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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 applications existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find VMware Tools or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that when you select VMware Tools in the list , the following information regarding the application 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.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VMware Tools:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{3B410500-1802-488E-9EF1-4B11992E0440}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of 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 can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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



The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove VMware Tools supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2015-10-05 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-10-05 17:23:33.900