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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

This page contains thorough information on how to uninstall VMware Tools for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. Usually the VMware Tools program is to be found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option during install. You can uninstall VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{8CF7A691-09D2-4659-8C84-0406A7B58AE7}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. VMware Tools's main file takes around 72.19 KB (73920 bytes) and is called vmtoolsd.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.77 MB (2902704 bytes) on disk.

  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1.02 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (501.33 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (21.69 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (90.19 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (61.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.19 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
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The current page applies to VMware Tools version only. Click on the links below for other VMware Tools versions:

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

VMware Tools is a program offered by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some users try to remove this program. Sometimes this is efortful because deleting this manually takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE practice to remove VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

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

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

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools program will be found automatically. After you click VMware Tools in the list , the following information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools

8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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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 for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-12-09 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-12-09 10:14:36.880