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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

This page is about VMware Tools for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is developed by VMware, Inc.. Check out here for more info on VMware, Inc.. The program is usually located in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this path can vary depending on the user's choice. MsiExec.exe /I{ECD203D2-312B-4EC7-9D55-778A81C6BDE9} is the full command line if you want to uninstall VMware Tools. vmtoolsd.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 81.07 KB (83016 bytes) on disk.

VMware Tools contains of the executables below. They take 1.99 MB (2089752 bytes) on disk.



  • guestproxycerttool.exe (50.07 KB)
  • openssl.exe (488.07 KB)
  • rpctool.exe (118.57 KB)
  • vmacthlp.exe (526.07 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (81.07 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (67.57 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (29.57 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (101.07 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (50.57 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (152.57 KB)
  • zip.exe (147.57 KB)
  • VGAuthCLI.exe (30.50 KB)
  • VGAuthService.exe (157.00 KB)
  • VMwareAliasImport.exe (40.50 KB)
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This info is about VMware Tools version 10.0.6.3560309 only. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools releases:

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VMware Tools has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall VMware Tools from your PC:
  • C:\PROGRAM FILES\VMWARE\VMWARE TOOLS

The files below were left behind on your disk by VMware Tools's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\UserNameNameproxycerttool.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\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\disableUserNameNameHibernate.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\UserNameNameInfo.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\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
  • C:\PROGRAM FILES\VMWARE\VMWARE TOOLS\VMware VGAuth\schemas\XMLSchema.xsd

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2D302DCEB2137CE4D95577A8186CDB9E
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{ECD203D2-312B-4EC7-9D55-778A81C6BDE9}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2D302DCEB2137CE4D95577A8186CDB9E\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\{ECD203D2-312B-4EC7-9D55-778A81C6BDE9}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VGAuthService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath




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

VMware Tools is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, users try to erase this program. Sometimes this is hard because uninstalling this manually requires some knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE manner to erase 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 good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

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


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


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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click VMware Tools in the list of programs, some information about the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about VMware Tools, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing 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 detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software 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 other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 10:18:30.977